Brian Ellison has served as Executive Director of the Covenant Network since 2012, providing overall strategic leadership in implementing the organization’s mission. Previously, he served as pastor of Parkville Presbyterian Church (near Kansas City, Missouri) for 13 years. Brian has actively served the General Assembly as a director of the Board of Pensions, a member of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly, and as moderator of both the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment and the Stated Clerk Review/Nomination Committee. He has also served as Stated Clerk and as moderator of the Committee on Ministry, Committee on Preparation for Ministry and the Permanent Judicial Commission in Heartland Presbytery. A graduate of Harvard University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Brian also is an adjunct instructor in homiletics, a host/contributor at NPR affiliate KCUR-FM, and a freelance writer. He and his partner, Troy Lillebo, live in Kansas City.
Brian is available for preaching, teaching, and conversations about the Covenant Network and its mission; contact the office for more information.
Carla Rowlett joined the Covenant Network as Office Coordinator (part-time) in the Kansas City office in June 2014. She is a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and a longtime youth director and Christian educator in Presbyterian churches. She handles office operations, newsletter subscriptions, donation record-keeping and many other needs, and will often be the voice on the line when you call.