Dr. Gregory Thompson


Dr. Greg Thompson is the Executive Director of New City Commons, a social impact consulting firm that equips institutional leaders for the work of nurturing thriving communities.

He is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, where he wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American democratic imagination.

Prior to his work with New City Commons, Greg served for ten years as senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Greg brings a powerful and deeply inspiring charge to how we view the involvement of the church in all of society, and what it takes for a city to flourish.

He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics, and Culture from the University of Virginia, and lives in Charlottesville with his wife and four children.