Many people are delighted with the appointment of Gershon Nimbalker as the National Director of Common Grace; read and watch below.

The Common Grace Board

"Gershon’s deep love for Jesus, passion for justice, heart for the Australian church and breadth of experience working across government and the not-for-profit sector is an ideal combination to serve and grow the Common Grace movement!

Gershon is well known to Common Grace having been involved for many years including in our Knit for Climate Action campaign.

We are so thankful to have Gershon join the Common Grace team and are looking forward to seeing how God continues to work through Common Grace as we flourish in this new season together!

Kristyn Crossfield, Common Grace Board Chair


Bianca Manning, Common Grace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Coordinator

"I warmly welcome Gershon as the new National Director of Common Grace. I am excited for the fresh and unique leadership that Gershon will bring. 

Gershon is committed to deep listening, learning and being led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders. What stands out to me is Gershon’s humility, compassion, and his vision to see Christians mobilised to create tangible change. 

I am excited to see the work of Common Grace continue to grow and flourish as we work together to pursue truth-telling, justice and healing across these lands."


Jane Kelly, Common Grace Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator

"I am so thankful to have Gershon join the Common Grace team. I’ve known Gersh for many years. We have served together on a number of justice campaigns, including Knit for Climate Action and I also have the privilege of calling him my friend. As we embark upon this new season at Common Grace I’m excited by Gersh’s vision and his passion to lead alongside us, as we pursue Jesus and justice together."


Scott Sanders, Past CEO of Common Grace


Scott Higgins, Director, A Just Cause (a ministry of Australian Baptist Ministries)

"I am excited that Gershon is being appointed as Common Grace CEO. Gershon has shaped his life around the call to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. He has a wealth of experience in mobilising, motivating and equipping Christians to understand and act on Gods call to advocate for justice; a patient, generous and compassionate character that draws people to him; a sharp mind that grasps issues and reaches for solutions; a power to communicate in ways that inspire; and the ability to build partnerships for justice that span the globe. He is a wise and humble follower of Jesus and someone who has been a source of rich blessing to me."


Tim Costello, Executive Director, Micah Australia

"Gershon is a thinking Christian activist. I admire his passion for the Gospel and his advocacy for the least. This is a perfect appointment for Common Grace to extend its prophetic voice."


Jo Knight, CEO Anglican Overseas Aid 

“Gershon brings his deep experience as a Christian advocate, his passion for seeing us the Church seek justice, and leadership to collaborate for God’s Kingdom. Over many years of working alongside Gershon, he has displayed humility, Christian character, leadership strength, and an ever-present intelligence and analysis of policy and political challenges. I wish Common Grace and Gershon the best in this new season.”


Matt Darvas, Campaign Director Micah Australia

"Gershon brings a sharp mind for advocacy and social change, alongside a soft heart for people. We pray God uses Gershon powerfully in this next exciting chapter for Common Grace and can’t wait to partner together at Micah Australia."


Graeme Anderson, Senior Pastor at Northside Baptist Church (Church Partner of Common Grace)

Josh Dowton, Executive Pastor at Northside Baptist Church (Church Partner of Common Grace)

"We are absolutely delighted that Gershon is stepping into the position as National Director for Common Grace! I've known Gersh for many years, and I know him to be someone of profound insight and genuine humility. He brings a wealth of experience to the role through his tireless work for justice and shalom and will add something special to the already incredible legacy of Jarrod, Scott, and Brooke. Northside Baptist is proud to partner with Common Grace, and we're so excited to see how Gersh leads the Common Grace movement into this new chapter!"



Hear Gershon Nimbalker vision for Common Grace's next season here.