Our pastor Alison Gerber grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She went to Sydney University where she received her B.A. in English Literature and Art History and Theory, and later received her Post Grad Certificate in Screenwriting from the University of Technology, Sydney. She worked as a bookstore clerk before taking an internship at her local church as an assistant pastor and finding her life’s calling and passion.
Alison is married to Jonathan and the proud Mom of Ralph and Ivy. Alison and Jonathan moved to Hamilton in 2010 when Ralph was just a baby, shortly after which their daughter Ivy was born and Alison began her Masters in Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Alison blogs occasionally for Apartment Therapy, and loves to write. In her home country she is a published poet, and in 2014 was awarded the Frederick Buechner Award for Excellence in Writing. She has published three devotionals with Hendrickson Publishers in the US: James and Work, 1 Corinthians and Work, and Bible Study and Meditation in the Everyday Matters for Women series.
Alison’s interests include fashion, BBC TV, indie and classic cinema, antiquing, European board games, playing the drums, and reading obscure novels. At church, Alison loves preaching on Sunday, and sitting around people’s kitchen tables and hearing how they’re doing during the week.