Board of Directors
- Mr. Donald Barnes, PE, Chairman
- Mrs. Courtney Lemasney, Vice
- Mrs. Kimberly Webb Lague, Secretary
- Mr. Mark Mestrovich, Treasurer
- Mr. Brenton Hood
- Mr. Rene A. Espinal
Founder and Principal at BFT Development, Vice President at JAMSZ Development.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Michigan; Certified General Contractor in Florida.
Mr. Barnes has worked for 30+ years in the engineering and development industries. He spent 6 years in civil engineering design, 4 in commercial development, 20 in residential development, and started his own real estate development company in 2021. Donald is a field-tested & well-respected leader in the real estate development industry with unparalleled knowledge of design principles, entitlement processes & construction practices. He has overseen the development & construction of commercial centers & residential master plans across the Eastern United States & Texas, which have included golf courses, wastewater treatment plants, regional pumping stations, environmental & soils remediation, threatened species relocations & navigable waterway creations.
He holds a Professional Engineering License in FL, NC, SC, GA & MI, a General Contracting License in FL and a Broker's Associate License in FL and has taught masters level real estate development courses at Rutgers University. Mr. Barnes has served on Palm Beach County's Land Development Regulation Advisory Board since 2020 and has served on the board of directors of several charities. Donald received a BS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and has been a contributor to Invest Palm Beach Magazine. He is now Founder and Principal at BFT Development and a Vice President at JAMSZ Development.
Donald has also worked with/on various fundraising and research organizations such as the Lupus Foundation of America, the American Cancer Society & the PBC Gold Star Families Memorial Monument project. He served on the Elder Board for Church in the Farms for 18 years and now serves as an ordained deacon for Family Church in the Farms where he leads an adult bible study.
Raised in a Christian home, Donald came to know the Lord at an early age. He rededicated his life to Christ in the early 1990’s, married
Amanda in 1994 and now has two sons, Brian and Eric, who are both graduates of JCS. Donald was privileged to baptize both his sons and the family walks with Christ together.
Owner: Grace Rhys Executive Search
BS. Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Courtney is the owner of Grace Rhys Executive Search which specializes in talent management consulting and recruitment for the engineering and architecture industry. She has been in the talent acquisition/recruitment industry for over 19 years. Prior to starting her own firm, Courtney worked for over 13 years as an Associate Vice President in recruitment for HDR, Inc. a global engineering and architecture design firm. She oversaw recruitment teams and key strategic hires for the firm within Power & Energy, Oil & Gas and Environmental Division.
Courtney has been married to her husband Mark for 16 years. They relocated from Atlanta, GA to Jupiter in 2004 and have loved every moment of life in beautiful South Florida. They have two children, Carrigan and Brogan who both attend JCS. As a family, they enjoy spending time together on the weekends boating and keeping busy with their kids' sporting events. Their home church is Calvary Jupiter in Jupiter Farms.
Chief Operating Officer for Webb Builders, LLC
B.B.A. from Stetson University and M.B.A. from Clemson University; Certified General Contractor in Florida
Mrs. Lague has worked for 25+ years in regulated, construction and health-care industries. For ten years she served as an external consultant providing a broad array of process workflow analysis, design, development and implementation of re-engineering solutions to varied industries including some of the country’s top utility and pharmaceutical companies. During that time she became the Chief Financial Officer and created custom software applications designed to facilitate a stronger organizational integration. Kimberly has spent the past fifteen years overseeing all aspects of the financial and business operations of her family’s established General Contractor business which specializes in the building of elite custom homes in exclusive communities within the area.
Mrs. Lague is a native Floridian who began her personal relationship with the Lord when she was seven years old through the love and guidance of her parents. Having grown up in church as well as attending a local private Christian school from pre-K3 through high school graduation, she brings personal experience and a strong faith-based background which gives her confidence in the vision for Jupiter Christian School. She has been married to her husband, Daniel Lague for almost twenty years and they have a daughter named Hope who attends Jupiter Christian School.
Mrs. Lague considers it a privilege to give back to her community and has given of her time and resources to many local organizations. She has worked as a crisis pregnancy counselor, spent over five years as a Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem, and currently serves in both the children’s and women’s ministries of Calvary Church of Jupiter. At their request, Kimberly and her daughter, Hope assisted both the Paley Foundation and the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute by sharing their experiences with doctors and families from around the world who either work with and/or have limb deformities. The Mother / Daughter team have assisted families from multiple countries with their story of how to triumph over adversity and discover the beauty that comes from the challenges we face in life.
The Lagues endeavor to “dance through the storms of life as they strive to realize their hopes and dreams and allow God to fulfill His promise to work all things for their good.”
Director; National Performance Manager - Consumer Investments at Bank of America
B.S. Business Administration/Management, University of Central Florida.
Mark has worked in the financial services industry for the last 15 years, leading teams of financial advisors, relationship managers, and branch managers to serve the needs of our communities through financial advice, guidance, and education.In his most current role, Mark works at Bank of America and leads a diverse team of financial solutions advisors across South Florida who work with clients to establish financial goals and create sustainable plans that help them achieve those goals. Through the bank, Mark has also had the opportunity to work with many non-profit organizations to support local education needs, solve for Palm Beach county hunger issues, and reinforce and educate the need for proper support of diversity in our communities and job force.
Mark is a graduate from the University of Central Florida.It was here that he met his wife Pam and found a passion for leading teams and helping others.Upon graduating college, Mark and Pam moved to Jupiter where they married in 2006 and have resided for the last 15 years and grown their family.They have three young children, Gianna, Brianna, and Mark, who all attend JCS.Mark is excited for the opportunity to help provide strategic guidance to the school for the benefit of not only his children, but all of the JCS community.
Mark and his family are members of Christ Fellowship Church, attending regular service at the Jupiter campus and staying active in many small groups and bible studies.During their free time, the family enjoys spending time on the water and any other activity they can do together.
President/Owner of Doctors Professional Consulting Services Inc.
Chief Operating Officer of Ilumed LLC.
Mr. Hood has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years working in various positions in publicly traded companies to owning and operating his own private company. His main focus has always been to lead with servant leadership and to focus and reflect on Christ through all his deeds and actions.
Brenton has been active in several charities including the Pearl Mae Foundation, a not-for-profit that focusing on helping senior citizens with small grants to help pay for food, medicine, home repairs and many other daily needs. Pearl Mae also offers scholarships to graduating seniors that aspire to continue their education in healthcare or the become first responders. Brenton is also a founding member of the Jupiter Christian annual ESE Christmas ClassicBrenton was raised in a strong Christian family where he came to know Christ at a young age. He was baptized in 1990 shortly after graduating High School. He is married with his wife Michelle Hood for 19 years and has three wonderful children; Meagan, a graduate of JCS, Amanda, a Senior at JCS and Aidan, an 8th grader at JCS.
Senior Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Palm Beach Athletic University
Rene is currently a wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 27 years. Throughout his career, Rene has worked with countless high net-worth individuals to help them reach their financial and estate planning goals. His clientele reach is not only domiciled in Florida but throughout the United States. In 2005, Rene obtained the designation of Certified Financial Planner Professional. Over the years Rene's business has evolved to help manage and administer retirement plans of many small to mid-sized businesses. In addition, he and his team at Morgan Stanley manage retirement assets and are key contacts for several notable non-profits and charitable organizations.
Rene graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1992. It is there where he met his wife JoEllyn. PBA is also where he met and cultivated his relationship with Jesus. Throughout a series of live-changing events both of those introductions have become near and dear to him to this day. Rene and JoEllyn have been active members of Christ Fellowship Church for over 25 years. Since the beginning, they have participated in men's and women's bible studies and have led couples bible studies as well.
Rene and JoEllyn have been married for over 25 years and have two children that have graduated from Jupiter Christian School. Their daughter Noel graduated in 2016 and their son Nathan graduated in 2020. While their children were students at JCS, Rene and JoEllyn were active in serving in many capacities including Booster Club President and Secretary as well as on other fundraising committees.
Rene is a member of the planned giving council for the Place of Hope which is an organization supporting neglected and abused children. He is also fluent in Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, playing pickle pall, golf, and spending time with his family.