A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Jess Fankhauser

Director of Vocation Formation
Faculty Profile

As Assistant Director of the Calling and Career Office at Taylor University, I am privileged to spend my days conversing with students as they choose majors, wrestle with questions of faith and vocation, plan and prepare for graduate school or jobs after college, and most importantly seek to live faithfully to God using the gifts and talents he has given them.

It is practical work, but also deeply formative as students seek to wrestle with not only what they will do but, more importantly, the type of people they will become. More often than not, I am learning from students as they explore and dream and ask hard questions about life and faith and how to live faithfully in this world. 

I grew up in rural Michigan about two and a half hours from Taylor and love Upland’s small-town feel. I am a two-time Taylor graduate completing both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Art in Higher Education and Student Development.