Gideon Strauss


Gideon Strauss is the executive director of the DePree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. He is also a senior fellow with the Center for Public Justice, where he previously served as Chief Executive Officer and editor of Capital Commentary.

Before joining the Center for Public Justice, Strauss served as editor of the journalComment at the think tank Cardus (previously known as the Work Research Foundation), and as the Research and Education Director of the Christian Labour Association of Canada.

Strauss completed his PhD in social philosophy at the then University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, with a dissertation on the ethics of public welfare. A native of South Africa, he served as an interpreter for the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission under Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was also an advisor to the South African constitutional assembly on portions of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Gideon is married to Angela and father to Tala and Hannah.