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YFC Names Dr. Jessica Taylor as Chief of Staff

May 4, 2021


Youth For Christ USA Names Dr. Jessica Taylor as Chief of Staff

DENVER, Colo.—Youth For Christ USA (YFC, incoming President and CEO, Jacob Bland, has named Dr. Jessica Taylor the ministry’s new chief of staff, effective May 3, 2021.  

In this new role, Dr. Taylor will serve the entire movement by accelerating national initiatives and communicating Bland’s strategic objectives. Dr. Taylor will also invest her time in facilitating the work of YFC’s executive team encouraging interdepartmental collaboration and inspiring equitable leadership strategies. Taylor will give special focus to activities that proliferate and embed YFC’s cultural attributes across the ministry’s mission.

“For the past year, I’ve had the privilege of observing Dr. Jessica Taylor exemplify all of YFC’s cultural attributes,” said Jacob Bland, YFC’s incoming president and CEO. “She loves our King; she loves our mission, and she serves with diligence and dependence on Jesus in all she does.”

Prior to being named chief of staff, Dr. Taylor served as the executive director for YFC’s chapter in Portland. She was appointed in 2020 as special advisor to the president, where she led initiatives specific to leadership development and kingdom inspired diversity. While Dr. Taylor begins her work as YFC’s new chief of staff, she will continue to serve as the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusive Development at Multnomah University, where the University prepares Christian students for lives of Kingdom impact.

YFC has chapters impacting thousands of communities across the nation that seek out and serve youth from all walks of life. Many teens are silently struggling through a variety of challenging issues—and now they see the living power of a loving God.

Youth For Christ has been a pillar of missional ministry since 1944, when the Rev. Billy Graham served as YFC’s first full-time staff member. Since then, Youth For Christ has continued to be both a rural and urban ministry on mission, and it is always about the message of Jesus. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement. Youth For Christ operates in over 100 nations and has more than 160 chapters that impact communities across America.


To interview a Youth For Christ representative, contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

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