Stuart Townend is an English Christian worship leader and writer of hymns and contemporary worship music. His songs include "In Christ Alone", "How Deep The Father's Love For Us", "Beautiful Saviour" and "The King of Love"; as of 2008, Christian Copyright Licensing International lists "In Christ Alone" in its Top 25 CCLI Songs list. Townend, son of a Church of England vicar in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, was the youngest of four children, his father, Rev. John Townend, was vicar of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge from 1974 until his death in a motor accident in 1985. Townend started learning to play the piano at age 7. At the age of 13, he made a Christian commitment, began songwriting at age 22, he studied literature at the University of Sussex. At university, he met Caroline, whom he married in 1988, they now have three children. Townend has led worship and performed events across the world at many conferences and festivals, including the Stoneleigh Bible Week in the early 1990s to the early 2000s, Together On A Mission, Mission:Worship, Keswick Convention, Spring Harvest and many more.
He has featured on Songs of Praise and worked alongside other high-profile Christian musicians including Keith Getty, Lou Fellingham and Phatfish. In 2005, Cross Rhythms magazine described Townend as "one of the most significant songwriters in the whole international Christian music field"; the Christian website Crosswalk.com commented that, "the uniqueness of Townend’s writing lies in its lyrical content. There is both a theological depth and poetic expression that some say is rare in today’s worship writing". In June 2017, he was awarded the Cranmer Award for Worship by the Archbishop of Canterbury "for his outstanding contribution to contemporary worship music". Classical Praise Piano: Come Holy Spirit Say the Word Personal Worship Lord of Every Heart Monument to Mercy The Best of Stuart Townend Live There is a Hope Creation Sings The Journey Ultimate Collection The Paths of Grace The Best of Stuart Townend Live, Volume 2 In Christ Alone: Songs of Stuart Townend & Keith Getty Courage Stoneleigh Bible Week albums, 1994–2001 Mandate—O Church Arise Mandate—See What A Morning Newfrontiers albums, 2004–2006 Mission:Worship albums, 2006–present Phatfish—Hope—Unplugged Live Keswick Convention albums, 2007–present Spring Harvest albums There is a Hope Creation Sings Mission:Worship—Just One Touch From The King Worship From The Abbey Phatfish—There Is A Day Phatfish—Hope—Unplugged Live The Apostles' Creed Debra Akins, 10 Questions With Stuart Townend Stuart Townend, "Tips for writing a successful hymn" posted in BBC Religion and Ethics, 2004 There is a Hope album review
Patrick Hausding is a German diver. Competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal in the men's synchronized 10 metre platform with teammate Sascha Klein. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the 3 m springboard and the men's 10 m synchronised platform with Sascha Klein. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the men's 3 m springboard competition, he competed in the men's synchronized 3 m springboard event with teammate Stephan Feck. They finished in 4th place, he competed in the men's synchronized 10 m platform event with teammate Sascha Klein. They finished in 4th place. Bio at 2008 Olympics site