Michelle Keadle-TaylorDirector/Neighborhood Resource Specialist email@example.com
Michelle Keadle-Taylor joined Bridge of Hope of York County in September 2015 and serves as the Director and Case Manager for York County. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Virginia Tech University. This led her to start her career working at a NBC affiliate station in Roanoke, Virginia before moving overseas and picking up an international career writing, managing and producing magazines, videos and weekly news programs for internal communications for a global company. This eventually led to management positions where she implemented communication strategies for a 34- country region. This role also gave her experience in political lobbying and public relations.
Michelle’s life changed radically after having a powerful encounter with God (she had previously been a self-proclaiming atheist) and she discovered a new passion to help single mothers and children. She and her husband, Rob relocated to the Washington D.C. area where her husband spent almost 17 years on staff at a church.
After five years working with young women in crisis pregnancies, she became the Community Relations Manager for a local outreach in Northern Virginia that helped single, teen young mothers and their children. As a result of that experience, she pursued a Master’s in Christian Counseling and has been involved in pastoral counseling and prayer ministry for over 12 years. Throughout this time, Michelle and her husband were blessed with three wonderful children of their own and the opportunity to work with many more. Michelle worked as a swimming and running coach, and as a pre-school teacher.
“I love the vehicle of hope that Bridge of Hope is to single mothers and their children and my passion is to see them healed and empowered by the love of God,” says Michelle. “I love to see the transformation that happens when moms are able to see who they really are and get a vision for their future that propels them into their destinies. I also love to see the impact and the growth that our neighboring volunteers experience as they let Christ work in their lives through the unconditional love that is needed to empower these changes. “