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 two elders who mutually submit to one another under the ultimate leadership of Jesus.
Our current elder board is made up of the following men and their families: Scott Jones and Manoj Thomas.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Jacob's Well please send a note to our pastor/elders at elders@JacobsWellNJ.org
We also have a staff team that executes and guides the mission of Jesus through Jacob's Well.
Scott C. Jones - Serving as Lead Pastor, Teaching and Vision
Scott Jones serves Jacob’s Well as the Lead Pastor, 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.
Morgan Rudanovic - Serving as Director of Operations / WellKIDS Director
Morgan has run our children's ministry affectionately known as WellKIDs since 2013. In February 2018, her reponsibilities were expanded and she now serves as Director of Operations. Morgan now oversees the church's day-to-day operations and manages many essential systems at Jacob's Well. She and her husband Chris are part of the Fords missional community that gathers in their home. Morgan was a standout multi-sport athlete in high school and was a top Division One field hockey player for Indiana University. After graduation, Morgan became a Teach for America educator in Newark and taught there for four years. Chris and Morgan are the proud parents of Desmond, Jordan and Hope.
Rachel Suarez - Serving as Director of Connections and Equipping
Rachel Suarez is from the great state of New Jersey. She and her husband Jonathan are part of the Princeton missional community. Rachel serves as the Director Connections and Equipping. She also serves on the worship team and helps with the women's ministry at Jacob's Well. Rachel has a passion for teaching the Bible and discipleship.
Jelani Walker - Serving as Office Manager
Jelani is a native of the Central Jersey area. He serves as the Office Manager here at Jacob's Well where he is involved in supporting the day-to-day operations of the team. He has a sincere love for people and has a desire to see them 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.
Michael Bond - Serving as Musical Director
Michael serves as the Music Director for Jacob's Well. Michael and his wife, Stephanie, co-lead the New Brunswick Missional Community. Michael is a professional pianist and educator. Michael is excited to serve at Jacob's Well and thankful that God continues to provide for him and his family through the gift of music. His mission, alongside Worship Coordinator Dave Lawrence, is to help create a worshipful environment, through the worship at Jacob's Well that encourages people to be vulnerable and open before God.
Dave Lawrence - Serving as Worship Coordinator
Dave and his wife Marissa live in Hightstown, NJ with their two sons, Jaden and Parker. They are a part of the Princeton Missional Community. Dave learned how to play guitar when he was a little boy by being taught worship songs by a leader at his family's church. Now he helps lead our worship community here at Jacobs Well, where his skills at administration and structure help him facilitate and schedule the worship teams. Self described as “whatever the opposite of a handyman is” Dave instead enjoys live music, watching sports and hunting for a new pair of Converse sneakers. Dave desires for all people to know God and realize the depths of all that He has done and then respond in worship both through song and in life and action within the communities in which we exist.
Bryan Grosvenor - Serving as Facility Coordinator
Bryan has recently been brought on staff to serve as the Facility Coordinator. He and his wife Katherine have been attending Jacob’s Well for three years. Growing up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania has taught Bryan how to work with his hands and (try) to fix anything that is broken. Bryan loves God, his wife, people, sports, pizza, hot wings, and Oreos!