Board of Directors
Diane has been in full time ministry for 35 years. She graduated in 1980 with a Social Work Degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Immediately after college she began to serve as Director of a rural youth ministry serving youth in a two county area. After 20 years of successful ministry, she was invited to become the National Rural Coordinator with the National Network of Youth Ministries. Currently, Diane is a licensed minister serving under IMF as an International Ambassador. With their encouragement and support she went on to become the Founder and Director of Global Seed Planters, working primarily in the 10/40 window with a focus on evangelism, training, church planting and humanitarian work among unreached or least reached people groups. When she is not traveling she enjoys outdoor activities on the farm where she grew up, near Grantsburg, WI.
Pastor Wayne Skaff has a BA in business and a MBA in marketing (Concordia College, University of Minnesota, and Pacific Western University) and over 40 years of ministry experience (Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and mega churches in Minnesota and Arizona). He presently serves as the Executive Pastor of Northgate Church in Ramsey, MN. Northgate is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ and serves about 1100 people each week. Wayne has a passion for helping the Bible come alive, and has led 38 tours to the Holy Land. He continues to lead 2-3 trips a year. He is also a licensed pilot and thinks about flying every day. He has been married to his wife Arlene for 45 years, has a daughter who is a pastor in Minnesota, and a son working for a consulting company in The Netherlands. Arlene and Wayne have five grandchildren in the Twin Cities and Holland. Wayne continues to be passionate about evangelism and helping Global Seed Planters make a difference in thousands of lives all over the world.
Mark and his wife, Karen have been in ministry for 35 years. Mark is a veteran youth pastor and the Founder and Director of Global Link Partners. Mark Gold has spent 35 years as a youth pastor in 4 wonderful churches. His heart is for evangelism, youth and rural churches. In the last 6 years that heart has taken him overseas to help rural churches with youth and evangelism. Mark’s wife Karen shares these passions and often travels with him. Mark coaches beginning and existing youth pastors, trouble shoots for youth ministries, assists rural churches in establishing youth ministries. Mark has an international ministry focused on helping to see effective, multiplying youth ministry in rural communities of the world through the development of local leaders. Mark and Karen live near Minneapolis, MN.
Rebecca is an outstanding business woman, community organizer, and Christian leader with a long resume of successful achievements in corporate America as well as the ministry world. She has excelled as a real estate broker the past 15 years, as a business owner, served in youth leadership, and as an international missionary. Rebecca is passionate about loving others to Christ as she follows her heart’s leading to care for the least and the lost in the world. She and her husband Richard reside in Surprise, AZ where they enjoy visits from friends and their grown children, & grandkids from around the country. Rebecca takes her office with her working part-time as the Administrative Manager for Global Seed Planters when she is on the road, traveling the U.S. in their RV.