“I Am” Youth Retreat
Sounds Like: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Leeland, hillsong united, Starfield
Bio: A 5-piece Christian electronic rock and worship band from Fredericksburg, OH. With electrifying walls of guitar, pulsating rhythms, and pensive lyrics, Polen creates a sound that is deeply worshipful, always melodic.
“Polen offers inspiration through music The mixture of music, scripture and devotion resulted in the creation of an entire band, and one that doesn’t take its mission lightly. But Jeff Polen is OK with that. The singer and songwriter overcame a great deal of tribulation, as well as a stint in a country music band, before he realized that God had a greater plan for him, one with intense meaning and the opportunity to share his gifts with the world. He released his own album in 2007, but by 2009 he was part of a group, partnering with four other members with the same mission: answering God’s requests. The contemporary Christian group, Polen, released their very first album in March. His fellow members include Eric Kaufman, Maynard Miller, Mark Rowe and Jeffrey Kaufman. “I’m really excited about what God’s doing through this band,” Polen said. Polen doubles as a worship leader and a youth pastor at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg...”