Hannah GumbertGraduate Assistant
Why I Came to Taylor
The MAHE program is committed to the development of Christian leaders in the area of Higher Education in both the classroom setting and through the assistantship. The educators are truly interested in the holistic development of their students, imparting wisdom through education and practice. I am greatly appreciative that I am being given this opportunity to experience intellectual and personal growth.
Before joining the MAHE program at Taylor University I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. While I attended IWU I majored in both Social Work and Psychology. After graduation my husband and I settled in Marion, IN where he serves as a youth pastor and I worked from home for an organization called Jill’s House. While with Jill’s House I had the opportunity to run camps for kids with intellectual disabilities in Indiana. This opportunity was a wonderful chance for me to continue to learn more about myself and my love for people. Then after Jill’s House I felt that this was the time to look into MAHE. I believe that the Lord has purposefully placed me in this program in His time.
I am excited for this next season of life that the Lord has me in. Enrolling in a master’s program is not easy, it takes self-awareness and confidence, it takes a good work ethic and discipline, but it also takes a community of individuals surrounding you in support. Taylor’s MAHE program provides a residential educational experience that allows individuals to learn from their professors and peers by intentionally doing life together. I am so thankful that I get to be a part of this unique experience and look forward to the next two years.