Jessica Taylor is from Alton, Illinois. Jessica came to CGA with prior experience in curriculum development, mentoring, and teaching in the Teen Challenge program. She is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University and is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies. Jessica got involved with Teen Challenge when she entered the program as a teen. After the program, Jessica entered Teen Challenge Leadership Institute in Minneapolis, where she completed two years of ministry and leadership training. Jessica struggled a lot with rebellion as a teenager which is one reason she is so committed to helping this generation. “I have been in their shoes, and I know what it is like to have absolutely no hope for anything better for your life” says Jessica. Having been through the program, she realizes the importance of community, speaking the truth in love and boldness, and is committed to making each individual girl known and loved. During her free time Jessica likes to take walks, work on her education, and spend time with friends and family.