Who We Are

Millions of people in rural villages of the world have never had even ONE CHANCE to hear about Jesus or experience His love. Global Seed Planters is undaunted in our commitment to bring the hope of Jesus and His light and hope into the dark and difficult regions of the world. 

Until we reach:

The Least. The Last. The Lost.

Diane Brask

Founder and Executive Director of Global Seed Planters

Diane Brask grew up on a dairy farm in Northwest, Wisconsin. Her farm background gave her great lessons for life- trust God, work hard, love your neighbors, take risks, stay out of debt, and always measure your harvest.

After graduating High School, Diane went on to Bethel University where she graduated with her degree in Social Work. She went on to direct a two county rural youth ministry for 15 years. After that, Diane moved on to become the Rural Director of National Network of Youth Ministries for several years.

In 2006, Diane became licensed under International Ministerial Fellowship and started a mission’s organization called Global Seed Planters. Her passion is to bring the Good News of Jesus to the least reached, most underserved rural communities….to the ends of the earth.

When she is not in some remote village of the world….you can find Diane at home on her farm where she grew up. It’s where her story, and the story of Global Seed Planters began.

Wayne Skaff

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 48 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 Gold

Mark and his wife, Karen have been in ministry for over 40 years. Mark is a veteran youth pastor and the Founder and Director of Global Link Partners. Mark Gold has spent many years as a youth pastor in 4 wonderful churches. His heart is for evangelism, youth and rural churches. 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, troubleshoots 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.

Administration Team

Paula Hoffman

Administrative Director

Sarah Monson

Administrative Staff

Maia Nelson

Bookkeeper