Bruce E. Hillman, Jr. is currently a Scholar-in-Residence and Contributor at 1517. He was Lead Pastor at Hillside for 16 years. He holds a BA in History and Political Science from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT) and an MDiv. from the Lutheran Brethren Seminary (Fergus Falls, MN) and an STM in patristics from Drew University (Madison, NJ); his research involves Augustinian studies and early Christianity. He has served as Selectman to the City of Torrington, CT, and was the former pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Henning, MN. Bruce enjoys cooking, reading, all things British, and conversations with good friends.