Jen Smale

The Maharaja of Awesome

Worship Leader Probs

Build What Matters

In this session, we’ll be focusing on building a culture that not only strengthens our teams, but also adds value to our volunteers.


  • Greater understanding of leadership behaviors that discourage volunteer involvement
  • Keys to building better team culture
  • Focus to lead and love like Jesus


Jen was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. She felt a call to worship leading at the age of 16, and soon began leading in her church youth group. Throughout her 20+ years in ministry, Jen has held several different leadership roles and has led teams of various sizes, styles, demographics and skill levels. She is passionate about songwriting, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and raising up future leaders. Jen is the co-host of the Worship Leader Probs Podcast, and is also a credentialed minister through the Assemblies of God, serving as a resident worship leader at 29:11 Church in Arizona. She lives in Mesa, AZ with her husband Josh and their 5 children.