Mike Layton

COO Life Impact Network

Director of Ministry Resources and Men’s Ministry


Mike is  co-founder of Life Impact Network/Surrendering the Secret; Co-Author of Healing a Father’s Heart and the healed voice behind our outreach to men. Soon after God led Mike and Pat through their own healing journey from a past abortion, He called them into the ministry of healing the heartbreak of abortion. Mike has served in this ministry for over 30 years. He can be reached at

Jessie Gruttadauria

Executive Assistant

Jessie is a homeschool Mom and wife to her high school sweetheart. She has 15 years of experience as an office manager and is excited to join and serve alongside Pat and her team to help keep events in order and communication flowing. Her heart’s desire is to see the Lord’s promise of forgiveness, healing, and freedom, that she was able to experience through her own Surrendering the Secret journey, shared with countless others. She can be reached at

Susan Sorenson

National Team Director

Susan began leading Surrendering the Secret in the spring of 2009 in response to the need for post-abortion healing in the women’s ministry at her church near Denver, Colorado.  While Surrendering the Secret continued to reach women along the Front Range of the Rockies, Susan also began to serve on the Surrendering the Secret Team as a National Trainer from 2009-2015. Susan is a mother of four young adult and teen sons and enjoys working with her husband of 22 years, David.  She remains passionate about STS being offered and led by equipped leaders. As Susan has re-entered serving on the National Team, she is eager to connect and equip those who offer this healing journey to their communities. She can be reached at