Mike Huber, director of camp and retreat ministries with The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church, will join Lake Junaluska in February as vice president of programming and group sales.
Huber will oversee Lake Junaluska’s programs, events and ministries, and support the group sales team, which works with groups that host conferences, retreats or other events at Lake Junaluska.
“Mike brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Lake Junaluska,” said Ken Howle, executive director of Lake Junaluska. “Mike’s leadership and contributions to programming and group sales will help us live into our mission of being a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body.”
In Huber’s current role as director of camp and retreat ministries, he works with five retreat and camp locations and has responsibility for program implementation, hospitality, financial oversight and spiritual development. He has more than 25 years of experience in outdoor education with expertise in mentoring and leading college-aged students. In addition, he has designed and implemented creative programming on topics of religion, spirituality, vocation and purpose and is a recipient of the Harry S. Denman Award for Evangelism.
Huber holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bluffton University and a Certification in Camp and Retreat Ministries from Drew Theological Seminary. He also has completed additional professional development in leadership, diversity education, public speaking and grant development.
Huber also has a history with Lake Junaluska. As past-president of the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries Committee, Huber led the 2011 national conference that was held at Lake Junaluska.
Then last fall, he helped lead a large ministry event at Lake Junaluska called the “Great Gathering.” This ecumenical event brought together more than 500 people who represented 11 denominations and 335 camp and retreat centers across the United States and Canada. Huber served as the program chair for keynote speakers and was the representative of The United Methodist Church on the design team for this first-time event.
"Lake Junaluska has transformed countless people's lives from around the world, including mine,” said Huber. “I am excited to be joining the Lake Junaluska team as we continue to seek God's vision for this impactful ministry.”
Lake Junaluska is a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body. For more information about Lake Junaluska, visit lakejunaluska.com.
Lake Junaluska Communications