Meet our Ministers
Introducing Wolfville Baptist’s new Pastor of Families and Outreach: Rev. Jennifer M. Smith
Rev. Jennifer Smith, better known as Pastor Jen, joined the pastoral team of Wolfville Baptist Church on September 5, 2017, as the new Minister of Christian Education and Community Outreach.
Jen brings more than 20 years of experience working with children and youth in a variety of contexts – in the dance academy and in the local church. She is a trained ballet instructor, having received her Teacher Training Diploma from the National Ballet School of Canada in 1997. After becoming a Christian through the ministry at Middleton Baptist Church, she enrolled at Acadia Divinity College (ADC) in 2011, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology in 2014. On October 16, 2016, Jen was ordained into pastoral ministry at Windsor Baptist Church, and in 2017, she graduated with a Master of Arts (Theology) specializing in Evangelism and Mission. In 2014, she also received the ADC Special Service Award, a special recognition given by ADC faculty and staff to the graduate who has made a significant contribution to the community life, spirit, and well-being of the College.
Jen’s pastoral ministry began at Middleton Baptist Church as the part-time Pastor of Community Outreach in 2012, and continued at Windsor Baptist Church as the part-time Pastor of Family Life in 2014. She also served as an Interim Chaplain in 2016 at Dykeland Lodge in Windsor. Through her leadership, she has developed inter-generational events within these two churches as well as built bridges between church and community. In 2013, Jen started a dance ministry which tours under the name of Ministry in Motion which uses classical and contemporary technique to relay bible stories and theological concepts both in our churches and communities.
In July 2017, Jen moved to Wolfville with five of her six children, Samantha, Matthew, Carter, Jack and Bella. Her son, Dustin, currently lives and works in Halifax. Please join the Board of Deacons in warmly welcoming Jennifer and her family to Wolfville.