Tanner grew up in southwest Missouri with his parents and older sister. When he was a senior in High School he felt the call to ministry and attended Ozark Christian College. Tanner graduated from Ozark in 2015 and began working at Fair Haven in February of 2017. Before coming to Fair Haven Tanner had served as the part-time youth minister at his home church for two years as well as volunteering with Young Life, Life Choices, and other churches throughout college. In his free time, Tanner enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, woodworking, and playing guitar.