Get to know our leadership.


Bob Smith

Site Pastor, Dinkytown

For more than 30 years, Bob has served young adults as a teacher, counselor, and pastor and has encouraged them to be involved in growing the church and expanding the Kingdom. His desire is to help you connect wherever it is that you are being called to serve. As the pastor of Jacob's Well, he is committed to pointing you the truth of Scripture in challenging ways. Your questions and concerns are always welcome. If you need to have someone listen, there are several coffee shops where he is happy to reserve a table.

Through a variety of community service opportunities, Jacob's Well is being recognized as a positive influence in Minneapolis. Bob looks forward to the time when people all around the UMN campus know that we are a faith community following Jesus and are committed to helping people find a place to belong. 

Bob is married to his high school sweetheart, Brenda. Together, they have raised three children and are grandparents to ten of the smartest and best looking grandkids you will ever meet!