Interview with The Rev. Duncan Hilton
Food and Faith Podcast
Co-hosts Anna Woofenden, Derrick Weston, and Sam Chamelin
Guest Bio: In August 2020 Duncan began serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Walpole, NH. Before that he served as Priest for Discipleship and Discernment at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, VT. At St. Michael’s he was commissioned to raise up leaders inside and outside the church to listen and follow their call through prayer and action. Out of a small group ministry he developed there sprung initiatives around praying the Daily Office, discernment and decision-making retreats, partnering with the Community Justice Center to support people transitioning out of prison, and beginning to create a L’Arche Community in Southern Vermont (an international network of communities that help care for people with intellectual disabilities).
Before arriving in Vermont and being ordained, Duncan worked for five years as Executive Director with the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI), where he trained Episcopal parishes in team-based leadership practices in order to help them launch local mission projects. He also worked as Training Director for Life Together, the Boston-based Episcopal Service Corps program, and as a Teaching Fellow with Professor Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School in his class, “Organizing: People, Power, Change.” Duncan’s career shifted from congregational ministry in the United Church of Christ, where he served as a minister for youth and children, to leadership and organizing through his experience in 2010 as Field Coordinator for the Promise Arizona campaign, which registered over 15,000 new voters in the state.
Duncan lives with his wife Bethany on his grandmother’s farm in southern Vermont. He enjoys leading singalongs on guitar, gardening, and playing and watching sports.