Jenna Taylor returns to her native Bigfork, MT, by way of Austin, TX, with stints throughout the US and South America in between.
She graduated summa cum laude both from Hope College for her B.A. and from Indiana University for her Masters degree. Jenna is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and served as an Associate Professor of Spanish at Indiana University.
Prior to joining Child Bridge, Jenna worked in the high tech world as a Project Manager in Austin, where she managed technology installations of Integrated Workplace Management Systems in Colombia and Brazil.
Since childhood, she's had a heart led by the Spirit for adoption and a longing that the people will know the belonging, love and security that is in Christ. She has poured herself into humanitarian causes, including working with refugees through World Relief and teaching English to immigrants. Jenna equates the plight of the refugee with that of the foster/adopted child…those experiencing deep grief and loss and a visceral longing to belong. Jenna's passion to become fluent in multiple languages stems from her desire to connect with those who have no sense of belonging.
As Program Director, Jenna oversees a realm of programmatic initiatives, including “Finding a Way Home”, a program in which Child Bridge partners with the State of Montana to help find families for specific children in need.
Her heart and giftedness for human services-focused missions work, and leadership skills drew her to Child Bridge. Jenna brings a deep faith and a heart to inspire others to action to help improve outcomes for kids and families in the Christian orphan care movement.