While the Common Grace movement is a wide and diverse expression of the church at large seeking to be more like Jesus, we are led by a small team of faithful Christians who have a heart to see Christians inspired and engaged in public acts of social justice. We are also supported by a board representing voices across the church, and are deeply grateful for our teams of volunteers who drive our campaigns and projects.

Team

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Scott Sanders - CEO

For the last fifteen years Scott has served in and led various ministries, non-profits and social businesses that address some of the key social and environmental issues facing our world, with a deep passion to see Christians actively live out their faith by pursuing justice and serving alongside the marginalised in our society. He lives in Sydney with his wife Libby, and attends Northside Baptist Church.

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Jessica Smith - Operations Director

Jessica is Operations Director for Common Grace and Community Pastor at Paddington Anglican Church. Jess’ gifts are in helping communities, organisations and teams function well and get things done. She loves people and building communities and is passionate about creating healthy organisations where resources and energy are deployed with sensitivity to their mission and convictions. Jess lives in Sydney and is married to Byron and they have two primary aged children.

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Jan Amelink - Intern

 

Board

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Natalie Lammas Williams - Chair

Natalie is a public policy advisor to government with a professional background in law, advocacy, and public relations. Ministry-wise she previously worked with Baptist agencies Global Interaction, Hopestreet and BaptistCare NSW. Natalie is married to Ben, is mother to baby Maxine and step-mother to Amos and Evie. She lives in Sydney’s inner west and is part of Newtown Mission - a diverse faith community passionate about following Jesus and living alongside the vulnerable and marginalised. 

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Nic Mackay - Deputy Chair

Nic is a global social entrepreneur, who has had the privilege of helping to start and grow some of the world’s largest and most influential social justice organisations. He led the team that conceived and founded Common Grace, and served as Chair of the Board from 2015-18. Now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with his wife and son, he oversees the global SPEAK! campaign for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. He recently finished writing his first book: "Faith, Death & Pills".

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Jonathan Taylor - Treasurer

Jonathan works in Accounting, Financial Planning and Business Advisory. His Church and Charity involvement extends bank 17 years and includes leadership, consulting and board roles. He is married to Jessica and they have two children. The family attends Church at the Stadium in Warwick WA.

 

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Kristyn Crossfield - Secretary

 

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Dave Hack

Dave is the young adults pastor at Riverview Church in Perth. He has a gift to build community and loves people, prayer and parties. A designer by trade, with Bachelor of Business in Marketing & Management and a Grad. Dip. of Divinity, Dave is married to Sarah and lives in Perth Western Australia.

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Michelle Farrall

Michelle is a strategic planning, brand, communications/ advocacy professional with 16 years’ experience in the not-for-profit, corporate, education and international development sectors. Michelle has been worked with more than 100 organisations while being involved in leading a number of consulting companies including The Future Leader Group, CoCreate Consulting and Capacity Builders. Michelle is married to Bruce and they have two young children, Charlize and Judah, and they attend Northside Baptist.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice Team

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Brooke Prentis

Brooke Prentis is Common Grace's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Team's Spokesperson. She is a descendant of the Waka Waka people, an activist for indigenous rights, a Christian pastor, and an accountant.

Domestic & Family Violence Team

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Natalie Lammas Williams

Natalie is a public policy advisor to government with a professional background in law, advocacy, and public relations. Ministry-wise she previously worked with Baptist agencies Global Interaction, Hopestreet and BaptistCare NSW. Natalie is married to Ben, is mother to baby Maxine and step-mother to Amos and Evie. She lives in Sydney’s inner west and is part of Newtown Mission - a diverse faith community passionate about following Jesus and living alongside the vulnerable and marginalised.  She also chairs the Common Grace Board.

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Erica Hamence

Erica is an Associate Minister at St. Barnabas' Anglican Church, Broadway in Inner Sydney, where she oversees discipleship and campus ministries.

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Rachel Neary

Rachel is a domestic, family and sexual violence specialist who currently works in the Northern Territory in domestic, family and sexual violence policy as well as working as a crisis response sexual assault counsellor. Rachel comes from an international community development, community educator, social work and activist background and has worked in many and varied roles. Rachel is married to Alex and has three kids. They all attend Alice Springs Uniting Church where they are proud members of a community seeking to live out the radical good news of grace.

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Felicity Errington

Felicity works on gender equality projects in the Southeast Asian region with the Australian Government. Prior to this Felicity worked in international development for Transform Aid, Oxfam and AusAID on programs to prevent and respond to violence against women. She has a background in research and policy, and studied anthropology and international development at the London School of Economics. Felicity currently lives in Canberra with her husband Andrew and young son Elliot. She attends the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Curtin and enjoys the Beach, all things outdoors, good food and good theatre.

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Paula Glassborow

Paula is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, working with separating or separated couples, many of whom have experienced violence in their relationships. She has a background in law and migration work. Paula became a Christian over two decades ago and has been a member of a range of Pentecostal and Baptist churches. She currently lives in Melbourne and is part of the Red Church community (Churches of Christ) and has recently joined Common Grace’s Domestic and Family Violence justice team.

Climate Justice Team

We are currently recruiting volunteers for this team. Find out more

Justice for People Seeking Asylum Team

We are currently recruiting volunteers for this team. Find out more