YFC USA Names Dr. Jessica Taylor as Chief of Staff

YFC USA Names Dr. Jessica Taylor as Chief of Staff


Youth For Christ USA 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, Jacob Bland, YFC’s incoming president and CEO had the privilege of observing Dr. Jessica Taylor exemplify all of YFC’s cultural attributes.

“She loves our King; she loves our mission, and she serves with diligence and dependence on Jesus in all she does.” – Jacob Bland

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/CEO, Dan Wolgemuth, 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 Cultural Attributes

In Obedience to God – with organization solidarity and unity – we declare that we seek to be….

Christ Centered: Biblically calibrated. Missionally focused. Vigorously pursued. Preeminently important.

A Christ Centered life and mission will be marked by…

Enduring Humility: Consistent. Transparent. Resilient. Prayerful.

Relentless Trust: Determined. Generous. Vulnerable. Grace filled.

Joyful Camaraderie: Selfless. Collaborative. Missional. Delighted.

Courageous Faithfulness: Brave. Balanced. Unleashed. Sustainable.

Kingdom Inspired Diversity: Intentional. Authentic. Indigenous. Empowered.

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