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Guest Preacher on August 9

August 8, 2020

We welcome Brian Ellison back to CPC—at least virtually. Brian will be offering the sermon on August 9, as well as a Moment for Mission for the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. His message will be embedded into the recording of our service from the sanctuary. The Covenant Network is a national organization of congregations (including CPC) and individuals who seek an equity still not fully realized for LGBTQUIA+ people in church and society. CovNet is determined to extend the ever-widening welcome of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Rev. Brian Ellison has served as Executive Director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians since 2012, preaching, teaching and providing overall strategic leadership in implementing the organization’s mission. Previously, Brian servedas pastor of Parkville Presbyterian Church (near Kansas City, Missouri) for 13 years. He currently serves the General Assembly as a member of its Permanent Judicial Commission. He is also Stated Clerk of the Synod of Mid-America and of Heart- land Presbytery. A graduate of Harvard University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Brian also ishost/contributor at NPR affiliate KCUR-FM. He and his partner, Troy Lillebo, live in Kansas City. Learn more at