Connie Smith

Innocence Coordinator & UKFJ Co-Founder

Key member of the Innocence and StarGirlz leadership teams

Connie grew up in Texas in a strong Christian family and attended a missions-minded church. She was involved in outreach, drama, and music ministry from her early teens, including many international mission trips. After high school, she completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

From there, Connie met the love of her life, Trevor, and together they began a partnership in life and ministry that is still going strong over 20 years later. During that time they’ve served as youth pastors, worship leaders, speakers, teachers, missionaries and more. Connie and her family founded UK for Jesus (UKFJ) and relocated to Cornwall, England in 2017 to serve in Christian ministry with Oriel Ministries, specifically to reach, encourage and inspire young people and to share the Good News of the gospel through message, music and everyday life.