Taylor and Laura Birkey have been part of The Edge community since 2007. Taylor's passion is to disciple others and see God's fullness revealed and received. His pastoral heart beats strongest for:
- The presence of God (worship, prayer, community gatherings)
- God's word (truth, understanding, wisdom, teaching)
- Reflecting God through creativity (music, design, technology, art, etc.)
Taylor has an artistic background, growing up in a family of musicians. He played the piano and trumpet as a kid before discovering a passion for the drums. Taylor currently helps lead the Edge's Worship Ministry and loves seeing others rise up to be bold worshipers of Jesus.
Professionally, Taylor works as a Senior Writing Director for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency in downtown Chicago. A Chicago native, he grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, and attended Oak Park & River Forest High School. He earned a B.A. in English from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
Taylor and Laura live in Aurora with their rambunctious, spirited children Kellen, Oaks, and Olive.