Brian Ellison is acting host of Central Standard and host of the podcast Statehouse Blend Missouri. He also contributes to KCUR news coverage, including anchoring election night broadcasts and conducting interviews for the "Innovation KC" series. He has served in a variety of roles at KCUR since 2008, including regular substitute host, acting producer and associate producer of Up To Date and was acting producer of The Walt Bodine Show.
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Brian served as pastor of Parkville Presbyterian Church for 13 years and now is executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. A graduate of Harvard University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he is also a freelance writer and an adjunct instructor in preaching at Saint Paul School of Theology.