Rev. Allen R. Hilton, PhD, joined the Fran Park Center staff in the fall of 2016 as consulting theologian. He teaches classes at Pinnacle that help move the Bible and Christian theology through us toward our city, region, and world. Allen is the founder and leader of House United, a donor-driven nonprofit initiative dedicated to bringing people together across political, religious, and racial divisions for the common good. He has served on the New Testament faculties of the Yale Divinity School and St. Mary’s College of California, and on the clergy teams of large congregational churches in New Canaan, Conn., Seattle, Wash, and, most recently, Wayzata, Minn. Hundreds of churches across the nation use his adult ed Bible curricula. His first book, A House United was published in April 2018.