Jennie Taylor Speaks
Jennie Taylor is a proud native of North Ogden, Utah. She has a bachelors degree from BYU and a Masters of Education from Utah State University. She met her husband Brent on a blind date less than a month after serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (in Chile), and they were married 9 months later.
Jennie and Brent share a deep devotion to serving God, Family and Country whenever and however they can. This commitment led to 15 years of military service for Brent, including four deployments to the Middle East. Brent also served on the North Ogden City Council for four years, and as Mayor of North Ogden for five years. Brent and Jennie are the proud parents of seven children, ages 2 to 14.
In January of 2018, Brent left his position as Mayor and went to Afghanistan with the US Army for what would have been a year-long deployment. On November 3, 2018 Major Taylor was killed in action and life for the Taylor family seemed to have flipped upside down.
In the months since Brent's shocking death, Jennie has unexpectedly and frequently found herself in a position to speak out about the price of freedom, the value of community support, and the healing that can be found when moving forward with a conviction to find hope and happiness in spite of life's heartache and pain.