Rev. Dr. Allen R. Hilton is the Executive Director of House United, a non-profit organization he founded in 2016, a role that takes him 40 weeks per year to divided communities around the nation. His book, A House United: How the Church Can Save the World, moves from the fact and causes of American political polarization to the possibility that faith communities can help solve it.
A graduate of George Fox College (B.A., 1985), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Yale University (Ph.D., 1997), Allen taught Bible at St. Mary’s College of California and then New Testament at Yale Divinity School before being called into parish ministry in 2001. As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Rev. Dr. Hilton has served as Minister of Christian Formation in The Congregational Church of New Canaan, was Senior Minister of Plymouth Church, UCC, in Seattle, WA., and then Minister for Faith and Learning at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, MN. He lives in Austin, TX, with his wife Liz, their teen sons, Sam and Isaac, and their labradoodle Watson.
Appears in: The Gospel According to Mark