Meet Our Team

Vanessa Saylor, EdD

Assistant Professor, Master of Social Work Program

Department: Counseling & Social Work

Office Location: Lancaster

Born and raised in Pottstown, Pa., she earned a bachelor’s degree and Master of Social Work from Temple University as well as a Doctor of Education in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Liberty University. She has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of direct service settings, including welfare to work, housing, foster care, youth development, school social work and healthcare. An experienced leader in program development, grant writing, management, community collaboration and mobilization, Saylor’s recent industry experience is in the healthcare sector, where she has practiced in inpatient, ambulatory and health equity program management settings.

“I am passionate about training Christian social workers to represent Christ in every social sphere and setting of influence where biblical values can impact change in the lives of people and communities,” she said. “My guiding verse for social work is ‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8).”


EdD in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
MSW, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BSW, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Courses Taught:

SWK 620 Advanced Policy


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9