Pastor DonSutton
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Personal Bio:

Pastor Sutton has been a parish pastor since 1979 serving congregations in Lansing, MI, Portland, MI.  Watertown, WI, and New Ulm, MN. In addition to his role as a parish pastor, he has served as a circuit  pastor, chairman of the WELS Family Ministry Committee, chairman of the WELS Board for Ministerial Education, a member of the WELS Synodical Council, and until recently, 1st Vice-president of the Minnesota District of WELS. He has written items for Northwestern Publishing House and developed various leadership tools for the congregations he has served.


He and his wife, Joanne, are blessed with five adult children. In his spare time he enjoys reading and outdoor activities.


Pastor Sutton not only has a passion for ministry, but also for planning and developing leadership for ministry.  He feels blessed to have had the opportunity to grow in leadership knowledge and skills, and to have worked with great leaders, both lay and called. As a veteran pastor working with Grace in Action, he looks forward to helping other leaders to be the best that they can be to God’s glory as they lead fellow Christians in carrying out the Great Commission.


Cell: 507-217-9425

Dr. Scott Gostchock

Executive Director


Personal Bio:


Dr. Scott Gostchock, in addition to serving as the Executive Director for GIA, serves as a site director for Pilgrim Church and School in South Minneapolis, a nonprofit specializing in urban education and multicultural programming. He has served cross-cultural, inner city, urban education as a teacher and administrator for 15 years. He also is teaching online and on campus for a number of different colleges and universities in training teachers and leaders for urban education and leadership.




Cell: 414-350-3248