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The Revd Daniel Gebert appointed Rector of Warragul

December 7th, 2023

The Diocese is delighted to share news of The Revd Daniel Gebert’s appointment as Rector of Warragul!

The Clergy Appointments Advisory Board was enthusiastic in recommending that Daniel be the Parish’s Incumbent, and local and diocesan representatives alike are confident he will make a valuable contribution to the life of our wider Gippsland Anglican household.

Daniel, Rose, and their three young children, Anton, Alexander and Clara, will move into the Rectory at St Paul’s in January and the date of Daniel’s Induction – most likely in February – will be advised as soon as possible.

Bishop Richard spoke of Daniel in announcing his appointment: "I first met Daniel as an ordination candidate and theological student at Ridley College, who took the initiative of a short intensive mid-year placement at Christ Church South Yarra while I was Vicar there, to broaden his understanding of different liturgical traditions. Daniel impressed me – then as now – as a younger person of great maturity who is thoughtful about ministry practice and grounded in prayer."

Daniel grew up in Melbourne attending a Lutheran church with his family. In high school he became involved in Bible studies and young adults ministry. This continued while studying Software and Music at Melbourne University. Through friends at the University Christian Union he began attending St Jude’s Carlton, and made Anglicanism his spiritual home. At St Jude’s he had the profound experience of serving and reaching out to the multi-cultural communities of Carlton’s housing estates.

After a few years working for a software business, Daniel began studying theology, gaining a particular interest in Biblical interpretation. During this time he discerned and tested a call to ordination, and was ordained deacon and priest in 2015. Daniel served a curacy at St Luke’s South Melbourne, and then for five years as Vicar of St Aidan’s Parkdale. Most recently he has been the Locum Priest at St Matthew’s, Wheelers Hill. His ministry experience includes growing the church in local mission, launching a youth group, and supporting people suffering from mental illness. He is passionate about seeing everyone grow as disciples of Christ, using their gifts to share God’s love with the people around them.

The Gebert family enjoys camping and is looking forward to being close to Wilsons Promontory! Daniel also likes to read, listen to podcasts, practice music, and have a bowl in the nets.

We congratulate Daniel and the Parish of Warragul on this exciting new appointment, and look forward to welcoming him and Rose and their children to Gippsland in the new year.