Oversight and leadership at Jacob's Well is given by a plurality of men who serve in the community as elders. Currently Jacob's Well has four elders who mutually submit one another under Jesus as our senior pastor.
Our current elder board is made up of the following men and their families: Scott Jones, Brent Malcolm, Manoj Thomas, Mark Twombly.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Jacob's Well please send a note to our pastor/elders at elders@JacobsWellNJ.org
Our Staff (Listed alphabetically)
We also have a staff team that executes and guides the mission of Jesus through Jacob's Well. PT indicates they serve part time with our team. Vol indicates volunteer staff.
Santei Di Leonardo - Pastoral Intern (PT)
Santei is a graduate of Rutgers University where he studied Information Technology and Informatics. During his time as a Scarlet Knight he became a follower of Jesus and saw the Lord aim his life towards pastoral ministry. Santei is a part-time seminary student who is preparing for work in the Church in his native country of Italy. In addition to his theological studies he serves with WellKIDS, helps lead the New Brunswick Missional Community and is a top personal trainer helping others achieve their fitness goals. Our hope is to see Santei sent to Italy to connect with church painting movements in that country.
Andrea Ford - Office Manager (Vol)
Andrea serves Jacob's Well as our office coordinator. She has a passion for finding deals and saving money and uses those skills to make sure Jacob's Well has everything it needs, from toner to toilet paper. Along with her husband, Cooper, and her family, they are deeply involved in the North Brunswick Missional Community. Along with all that she does for Jacob's Well, Andrea also is a teacher's aide Judd Elementary School in North Brunswick and has a wonderful gift of teaching children and caring for those with special needs.
Scott C. Jones - Serving as Pastor for Teaching and Vision (FT)
Scott Jones serves Jacob’s Well as the Pastor of Teaching and Vision. Scott and his wife, Sara, have been a part of Jacob’s Well since moving to New Jersey in 2008. Prior to his full-time role at Jacob’s Well, Scott was in campus ministry at Princeton University with an organization called Christian Union. During that time, he also served as one of the original elders of Jacob’s Well, stepping into full-time leadership in the summer of 2016.
Scott has always lived in the Northeast. He grew up on Long Island and was educated at Cornell University (BS in Industrial and Labor Relations) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM). Scott felt called into full-time vocational ministry while leading a Bible Study for his friends toward the end of his undergraduate years. From that time forward, Scott has remained passionate about teaching and shepherding those with deep questions about God and what it means to be truly human.
Scott is an avid reader of the New Yorker, loves all things sports – especially playing golf and basketball – and is a self-described “avid indoorsman.” The deepest joy of his life, apart from Jesus, is his wife and their two boys, Drayton and Cameron.
Dean R. Macke - Serving as Executive Director (PT)
Dean is serving as our Executive Director. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in East Brunswick with their three daughters. He spent 15 years working in the software industry leading implementations and helping some of the world's largest companies achieve their business objectives through technology and process transformation. Dean brings a strong organizational mind and a love for the gospel of Jesus to our church culture and will use his experience to help lead Jacob's Well in it's next season of mission and influence in Central New Jersey.
Brent and Tara Malcolm - Serving as our Finance Directors (Vol)
Tara Malcolm runs all things financial for our team and works as an accountant in the pharmaceutical industry. Tara and her husband Brent hail from the great state of Ohio and moved to New Jersey in 2009 for work. They feel extremely blessed to get connected with Jacob's Well quickly and the community of the church has been a huge part of making NJ their home. Tara received a degree in Accounting from Miami University of Ohio (not Florida!) and has been working in Finance at Johnson & Johnson since graduation. In 2011, she completed her Certified Public Accountant certification. Tara & Brent live in North Brunswick. In her spare time, she loves to travel, run, read and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen. She is excited to be able to use her skills from work to help out at Jacob's Well!
Morgan Rudanovic - Serving as Director of WellKIDs (PT)
Morgan runs our childrens ministry affectionately known as WellKIDs. She and her husband Chris are part of the Fords missional community that gathers in their home. Though she would never share this, Morgan was a standout multi-sport athlete in high school and was a top division one field hockey player for Indiana University. Morgan was a Teach for America educator in Newark as well as helping pioneer charter school efforts in that city. Chris and Morgan are the proud parents of Desmond, aka Diesel, and Jordan, aka Jordy.
Jonathan Sgalambro - Pastoral Resident (PT)
Jonathan Sgalambro is currently serving our community as a part-time pastoral resident, developing and leading our benevolence team. A native of New Jersey, he is currently pursuing a church planting vision for northern Middlesex County. Jonathan is married to Deanna and they have two children, Nathan (5) and Elisabeth (2), with one more on the way.
Jelani Walker - Serving as Assistant to the Pastors (PT)
Jelani is a native of the Central Jersey area. He serves as the Assistant to the Pastors here at Jacob's Well. He also serves in WellKIDs and is a leader of the Highland Park Missional Community. He is an avid watcher of soccer and also enjoys shopping for records at the local thrift store. Jelani is a lover of people and has a desire to see people walk and love Christ. He also realizes that it was God’s grace that has saved him and desires to serve well at Jacob's Well through that same grace that he has been given.