(I may be featured in this choir photo)
A couple of years ago, I was fortunate to realize a dream to sing in a choir, when I attended service at All Saints'.
During that time frame, Carol Anderson was in service to the Episcopal Church in the role that Huber has stepped into.
The Reverend grew up in a large Catholic family in Ohio and attended Catholic schools from first grade all the way through graduate school at Loyola University in New Orleans.
The dedicated Church-goer spent ten years teaching theology and working in development at private schools before transitioning into inspiring full-time development work as an A.I.D.S. fundraiser for such organizations as the Fenway Community Health Center (Boston) and the Human Rights Campaign Fund in Washington (D.C.).
Huber attended seminary at Yale University and obtained his Master of Divinity (!) in 1998.
For a short duration Steve filled the role of Development & Communications Director at Yale's Berkley Divinity School.
There were many other career developments under the auspices of the fold in the years that followed.
But, it was a post at the Washington National Cathedral (to build a Cathedral Congregation) that was probably the most challenging and rewarding for the Priest.
Using his impressive leadership skills, Huber proceeded to focus on education, pastoral care, stewardship, communications, and hospitality ministries for the congregation which now numbers 700.
Church officials describe Huber as a "spirit-filled" preacher and loving pastor with an open heart and wonderful manner who is ready to lead All Saints' Church in the work of the Kingdom of God.
In an essay he wrote in respect to his calling, Rev. Huber eloquently wrote:
"I understand my primary vocation as inviting people into a new or deepened relationship with Jesus Christ."
"All Saints' Church is a model to the whole Church of an intellectually coherent expansive Christian faith that is unabashedly grounded in discipleship of Jesus Christ. I find that enormously exciting."
In accepting the post he closed an open letter to the parish by quoting mystic Meister Eckhart:
"If the only prayer you say in your whole life is thank you, that would suffice."