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Today, we're delighted to announce Common Grace’s new CEO.Make a donation
Brooke Prentis has a wealth of experience to bring to Common Grace.
Many of you know Brooke as a proud Wakka Wakka woman and an Aboriginal Christian Leader, a writer and speaker, but you might not realise the wealth of professional experience Brooke brings to the role of CEO.
Brooke has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Japanese and Political Science, from the University of Queensland. Brooke is a Chartered Accountant who has been a Senior Finance professional for over 15 years, including seven years as an Auditor with Ernst & Young, and has held positions in Top 100 ASX companies, Government, and Not-for-profits. Brooke is a governance expert and has served, and is currently serving on a number of Boards, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Coming to Christ at University through The Salvation Army, Brooke has lived out her faith among denominations over the years, attending and being a member of The Salvation Army, The Uniting Church and Anglican Churches. Brooke cherishes her time as a Pastor in Ipswich for The Salvation Army’s Indigenous Ministries. Above all Brooke seeks and loves to work ecumenically with all denominations and Christian ministries.
Brooke is also a founding member of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community which is a global initiative for Masters and PhD level theological education. She is currently studying a Masters in Theology through NAIITS at the University of Divinity, Whitley College. Brooke is also a scholar of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and has published and is in the process of publishing a number of theological papers.
Brooke has been blessed by the mentoring of Aunty Jean Phillips and has supported Aunty Jean’s work serving as the Coordinator of the Grasstree Gathering a national non-denominational event which brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders from right across Australia to celebrate, encourage, equip and inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders.
We also look forward to Brooke’s book which she has been working on this year through her funding from Anglican Deaconess Ministries as a resource for Australian Christians and the Australian Church in how to engage, build, and deepen relationship with Aboriginal peoples.
Brooke has already been a blessing to our movement over the years, serving as our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Spokesperson in a volunteer capacity since 2015. Her words and work have been well received and she regularly travels around Australia as a speaker and writer. Brooke has already been given many opportunities to be a compassionate and passionate Christian voice in the public arena, appearing on national television and radio programs including ABC’s The Drum, NITV’s The Point, Hope 103.2 FM, Soul Search, God Forbid, and Eternity Magazine. Journalist Andrew West of ABC Radio National’s Religion and Ethics Report said Brooke is “one of the most prominent and eloquent Indigenous leaders in the church today”.
We are thrilled that Brooke will now lead and speak for the Common Grace movement.