My name is John Huber. I am a Basilian priest and high school principal. I am the son of John and Ann, the brother of Andy, Jeff, Joe, Matt and Mark. All 5 of my brothers are married, and each one has a family. I am blessed to have 9 nephews and 5 nieces.
I encountered the Basilian Fathers in high school: I went to Aquinas Institute in Rochester NY, where my older brothers attended and where my dad and uncles attended. My grandfather, who ran the Huber Electric Company, helped to wire the building when Aquinas moved to its current location in 1925. While I was inspired by the hard work, dedication, personal attention, and pastoral guidance that I received from the Basilians in high school, I was inspired to consider religious life by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Rochester who taught me at St. Theodore School in Gates and St. Pius Tenth School in Chili.
I am an extroverted person who likes to meet different people and encounter the People of God in different situations. I attended St. John Fisher College in Rochester, majoring in French while minoring in Spanish; I also took the necessary education courses to become a certified secondary school teacher. After I joined the Basilians, I have been able to live in many different places: Annonay, France, where our congregation was founded in 1822, Sugar Land, Texas, where I spent my novitiate year, Toronto, Canada, where I completed my M. Div degree, Paris, where I completed my MA degree through Middlebury College, Oakland California, Detroit, Houston Texas, and now Novi Michigan.
I have found my call to minister in Basilian high schools. I had the honor of serving as Campus Minister and teacher at Aquinas, my alma mater, le Lycée Saint-Denis in Annonay, Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit, St. Thomas High School in Houston, and at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Michigan. Being a principal was never a goal of mine: indeed I would be quite content teaching high school until the end of my days. My community asked me, however, to serve as principal at St. Thomas in Houston, where I spent over 5 very happy years. I am now learning the ropes of being principal at the largest Catholic school in the State of Michigan, Catholic Central. I do not deserve all of these privileges God has offered to me, but I thrive on the blessings I receive on a daily basis working where He has called me with my Basilian confrères, many wonderful families and so many lay people dedicated to the ministry of Catholic education. I am confident that the Lord has much more in store for me…