Brian Ellison Named New Executive Director of Covenant Network of Presbyterians

At the 2010 Presbyterian General Assembly with Brian and Vice-Moderator, Landon Whitsitt

Scrolling through my messages this morning lead me to this very exciting announcement from Covenant Network of Presbyterians and their new Executive Director.

Not only am I excited for CovNet itself, but for my friend, Brian. I’ve known Brian for quite a while mostly through very geeky Presbyterian events, but more recently through his work with MRTI, love of radio and great conversations about life and ministry.

Such a great moment and such great words from Brian:

I am deeply honored by this opportunity to offer leadership as executive director in the years ahead,” said Brian.  “Having given all of my vocational life to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I joined with others in celebrating last year’s constitutional changes permitting sessions and presbyteries to ordain all those whom God calls. Now, I believe that the Covenant Network is uniquely poised to help the church live into this new day that has dawned. There is still much work to do, and I look forward to joining in the good work Covenant Network is doing as it continues to seek a church as generous and just as God’s grace.

Not only will Brian bring a solid Presbyterian presence to the ongoing work of Covenant Network, but this move represents a small shift in generational leadership in our church. Well done Covnet and congrats to you Brian!

Brian begin’s his work on August 1, but in the mean time, be sure to like Covnet  on FACEBOOK.