President of Board
Ron is Board President for Jacob’s Well. He has over twenty years of progressive engineering and engineering management experience in municipal water and wastewater infrastructure. He is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and is currently an engineering manager for Colorado Springs Utilities. Ron has had a passion for missions using engineering and bringing clean water to the needy since graduating from college. He has been able to pursue his passion by serving and leading missions teams to the Philippines, India, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Ron is excited to serve the people of Brazil through Jacob’s Well. Ron is married to Jill, who has homeschooled their children for the last 18 years. They have successfully launched their oldest son into college and have high school aged daughter and son. Ron has enjoyed sharing his heart for missions by serving and leading family and youth missions trip with their local church.
Vice-President of Board
Scott Douglas is the Sr. Director of Membership and Business Development of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). His background is in nonprofit leadership and marketing. Scott has been involved in international program development for many years and is excited to support dads and families through Jacob’s Well. He’s married with 3 teenager and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.
CO-Founder/Secretary of Board
Kirk is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and California and is currently the manager of Water/Wastewater Engineering and Project Management for Colorado Springs Utilities. He has over twenty years of progressive engineering and engineering management experience in municipal and industrial water and wastewater infrastructure including collection, conveyance and treatment systems. At InterVarsity’s Urbana missions conference in 1990, Kirk was impressed that bringing the basic human need of clean water to the poor and needy of the world would become a central element of his life. Since that time, Kirk has served on missions teams to Haiti, Guatemala, and Mexico. For Kirk, there is little more exciting than to use his engineering and leadership skills to bring sustainable water and natural resource development to the underserved population of the world as a member of the Jacob’s Well team. Kirk is married to the love of his life, Brenda and enjoys the “craziness” of raising three boys in their home in Black Forest giving him plenty of opportunity to pursue another of his passions – the outdoors.
Founder/Member at Large of the Board
Renato Cassula was born and raised in Brazil. In 1998, he followed a job opportunity to work in Denver CO, and left his home country to establish his future and home in the United States. After marrying Michele in November, in 2004 they both launched into the passion and ministry of their hearts to love the poor, and feed and shelter the needy around the World.
Renato has a wide range of experience. He graduated and worked in Electronic Engineering with Honda and Coca-Cola in Brazil. He has worked in management positions and also owned his own construction business, building it from the ground up into a successful business. Ministry-wise he has served in various areas of leadership, including pastoring and short-term missions. Between 2006-2012 Renato served in the Amazon jungle establishing community development projects, planting churches, and ministering during his short-term missions trips he helped to develop 6 small communities. In 2013 Renato and his family moved back to Brazil with the call of the Lord on their lives to plant a church and reach out to the people living in the drought region of Northeast Brazil, called the Sertão. He followed the vision of God and Jacob’s Well Missions was founded.
Member at Large of the Board
Tom retired after 33 years as a Tool and Die Maker in Chicago, IL and moved with his family to Colorado Springs in 2011. He currently works for Focus on the Family. He and his wife Lois were married in June 1980 and are grateful parents of four adult children: Ann, Tina, Liz, and Adam, who have all committed their lives to Christ, and are grandparents of four more. Tom came to Christ in 1975 and carries a vision of the power of the Gospel to transform the nations. He is thrilled to serve with Jacob’s Well in their work of community transformation in Brazil.