St. Andrew's has called The Reverend Glenna Huber as Interim Rector starting on August 1st.
Rev. Glenna Huber has most recently served as Vicar at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Baltimore MD. Currently she is serving as a consultant for urban congregations on the efficacy of community organizing in congregational development. She also serves as an educator, lecturer and community leader.
For the past 15 years, Rev. Huber has served in a number of pastoral roles in Baltimore and Atlanta, including ecumenical and educational positions. Her positions have provided her with the opportunity to offer pastoral care and counsel to teachers, seniors and parents, and students from pre-school to high school.
She has experience in working in a variety of communities and neighborhoods ranging from suburban affluent neighborhoods to underserved and economically depressed environments.
In relationship to her capacity within the church, Rev. Huber is a sought out lecturer and has addressed subjects ranging from leadership in the church and in the community to faith and justice and systemic injustice, including urban poverty, education, housing, redlining, and how the church can respond to issues affecting our community, to racism and reconciliation.
She has contributed a chapter to “Organizing and The Church: Congregations Organizing for Growth,” which is to be published in 2016-17.
In addition to her responsibilities with the church, she has a calling to serve outside the church and in her community.
Her present role is serving as co-chair of the Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development/BUILD One Baltimore. The organization has been at the forefront of an economic, social and cultural renaissance in the city since the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. In 2016, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis recognized Rev. Huber and BUILD for leadership in working to save and improve lives in the community.
Her story is a first-hand account of a city that is undergoing a rebirth from a tragic incident that fueled civil unrest for several days in the Baltimore area to an effort to reinvigorate, renew and restore a community to once again and in a greater capacity serve the needs of its residents.
Other positions held in the community are as a board member of the Episcopal Urban Caucus and a former board member of the Anti-Racism Commission Diocese of Atlanta, Feminist Women’s Health Center (Georgia), Episcopal Service Corporation, Holy Nativity St. John’s Development Corporation, and the Parks Heights Community Health Alliance and the former Pimlico Road Youth Program (Maryland).
Also, she has participated in the following marathons: Nike’s Women’s, 2014; Atlanta Marathon, 2013; Inaugural Georgia Marathon, 2007; Chicago Marathon, 2005; and Nashville Country Marathon, 2004.
Rev. Huber received a Master of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary (New York), where she served as senior class president, and her undergraduate degree in history from Spelman College (Georgia), graduating in three years with her degree.
She is married to Richard, and they have two children – Jonas (3), and Adayah (1).