Guest Preacher – The Rev. Brian Ellison
Sunday, June 5, 2022

The Rev. Brian Ellison will be leading us in worship on June 5, 2022.

Rev. Ellison has served since 2012 as executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, leading its mission of education and advocacy for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in every aspect of the church’s life and leadership. (Westminster is a long-time member.) Brian is currently the stated clerk of the Synod of Mid-America and a host/contributor at KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City. For 13 years previously, he served as pastor of a church in the Kansas City area, where he still lives with his partner Troy and their lovable but recalcitrant dog daughter, Willoughby.

Join Rev. Brian Ellison at 10 am in the Club Room for an interactive presentation, as we consider the decades-long progress – and struggle – to bring about equity for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be a case study, considering its long prohibitions, votes for change, and continuing struggles. And we will widen our lens to look at how people of faith might think about religious freedom, the rights of transgender Americans and the news of the day.