Meet Our Team
Dr. Jim Grassi
Founder/President of Men's Ministry Catalyst
Dr. James (Jim) Grassi is the Founder and President of the culturally strategic Men’s Ministry Catalyst and Let’s Go Fishing Productions Foundation. As an award-winning author and communicator, he emphasizes evangelism and discipleship (spiritual mentoring) in his messages, teachings, writings, and social media content. He has been on the frontlines of ministry to men for almost four decades.
In a fresh and dynamic approach to presenting the Gospel, Jim utilizes his background as a business leader, hall-of-fame outdoorsman, and writer, college professor, and international speaker to discuss timely topics that impact his audiences. His passion is to help develop spiritual mentors who want to fulfill The Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
In the capacity of a volunteer chaplain, he is being utilized by police and fire departments and professional football teams as a character coach and spiritual motivator.
Rev. Wendell Morton
Executive Director of Men's Ministry Catalyst
Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.
Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.
Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.
Executive Assistant to President
Louise maintains relationships with our donors and constituents. She coordinates all the financial matters associated with the ministry. With her gift of hospitality she helps host pastors and individuals at their home. Louise serves as the administrative assistant to Jim and the team.
Consultant to the President
Jim Benson is a former senior level executive with several large corporations. He has served as a Chief Information Officer, Sr. VP of Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources, and National Distribution Mgr. for Levis Men’s wear division. Mr. Benson has extensive experience as an elder in large and small churches. As a leader in church capital fund drives and a consultant on communication planning and reorganization initiatives he has helped churches to achieve their goals. His wisdom, insight, and experience gained in business and on numerous boards enables him to be a trusted advisor to MMC.
Web Developer / Email Campaigns
Jed has worked with many businesses and ministries over the years developing a web presence and strategy to help them be successful in their mission. He currently manages MMC’s site and email campaigns, as well as provides related support. Jed has lived and worked as a missionary in both Mexico and Peru and presently lives with his wife, Jaime and their 4 kiddos, in Coeur d’Alene, ID.