STAFF & ELDERS
Lead Pastor & Elder
Steve Huber hails from the village of New Bedford in Western PA which is officially in the middle of nowhere. Steve graduated from Wheaton College in ’92 and recently afterwards met his wife Christine. Since 1993, Steve and Christine have lived in or just outside the city of Philadelphia. Steve graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in ’97 and moved to the Fairmount neighborhood to begin Liberti Church in the summer of 2002. He’s a founding pastor of the Liberti Churches along with Geoff Bradford. Steve and Christine now live in Northern Liberties. Steve serves as the lead pastor of Liberti River Wards and as the Director of the Liberti Network.Email Steve.
Associate Pastor & Elder
John is from Levittown but has lived in Philadelphia for seventeen years. He became a member at Liberti soon after it was planted in 2003, and was a part of the Liberti East plant team when it first launched in 2004. After studying at Temple University, John graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2010. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Pastoral Counseling at the Antiochian House of Studies. He lives just a few blocks from Liberti with his wife Karen and two kids. They all enjoy meeting neighbors and learning more about the neighborhood from its longtime residents. Email John.
Director of Community Outreach
Larry grew up near Indianapolis, IN but has family roots that run deep in Philadelphia and has always loved the city. Larry met his wife, Mandy, in 2004. They eloped in 2005 and now they have four children. After working for years in inner city ministry in Milwaukee and Chattanooga, his family moved to Philadelphia in 2016 to work for Liberti Church leading the church’s outreach to the city they love.Email Larry.
Tara grew up in Allentown, PA and earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Arcadia University. Upon graduating in May 2004, she served with Mission Year in Southwest Philadelphia. Tara then began serving in campus ministry at Temple University in partnership with Liberti Church. After ten years on campus, she now oversees women’s discipleship at Liberti East. She currently lives with her husband Alan just a few blocks from Liberti. Email Tara.
Ministry Coordinator & Family Ministries
Alyssa serves as Liberti’s Ministry Coordinator and as the Family Ministries Director. She assists with general operations and as Family Ministries Director she oversees Sunday child care and all midweek Youth Ministry. Alyssa has been a part of the Liberti community since 2011, and is currently pursuing her masters in counseling. She and her husband Stephen live in Port Richmond. Email Alyssa.
Pastoral Assistant to Steve Huber
Stephen Wood has been attending Liberti since 2010. Originally hailing from the great state of Colorado, he left the mountains behind and moved to Philadelphia for college. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Missio Seminary. Stephen started serving as Pastoral Assistant to Steve Huber in 2016. He and his wife Alyssa live in Port Richmond. Email Stephen.
Kate grew up in the Midwest and graduated from North Central College in northern Illinois. She moved to Philadelphia for an internship with Kingdomworks. Kate worked in Hunting Park for 13 years and currently works independently as a bookkeeper for nonprofits and small businesses. She and her husband, Hector, along with their two children are part of a new church plant, Grace and Peace Community Fellowship.. Email Kate.
Originally from Lebanon County, PA, Dave came to Philadelphia in 2001 to attend Temple University and has been here ever since. He began attending the original Liberti church plant while a student at Temple. Dave and his wife Bobbi live a couple blocks from Liberti with their three boys, Evan, Graham, and Reid. A market researcher by day, in his downtime Dave enjoys hanging out with his family, finding new music, and watching Super Bowl LII highlights for the millionth time.
Andy grew up in Lancaster, PA and studied at Penn State University where he met his wife Crystal. In 2009, God gave them a vision of both the need and the potential impact the gospel could have amongst college students here in the city, and they moved to Philadelphia to lead Cru’s campus ministry. Andy desires to see students fall in love with Jesus and His church and plans to be in Philadelphia for a long time helping that happen. He enjoys competitive sports and games, movies where the bad guys get punished, and laughing with friends and family. Andy and Crystal live a few blocks from Liberti with their 3 children.
Michael and his wife Lori relocated to Philadelphia after raising their three children and a foster son in New Jersey. So far, they have been blessed with five beautiful grandchildren. They learned about Liberti Church after living in the city for a couple years. Michael graduated from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary when it was located in West Philadelphia at 43rd and Chestnut streets. They reside in Northern Liberties and Michael currently serves on the board of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association.
Though not born and raised in the city proper, Bill considers himself a Philadelphian at heart. He grew up about half an hour from the city and officially moved here in 2010, after having attended Liberti for almost a year. He and his wife, Lisa, and their four kids live in Fishtown, where Bill works in Development for the campus ministry Cru. Though he loves the city, Bill often takes advantage of opportunities to be in the outdoors, hunting, snowboard, or hiking whenever he can. One of his greatest hopes is for his kids to share these passions with him.
Louisa was born in Philadelphia and grew up overseas. She returned to Philly for college and was welcomed into the Liberti family in 2010. Trained as an ESL teacher, Louisa has been called to refugee outreach. She works as an intern at Liberti and is being prepared to be sent to the mission field. Louisa likes eating sashimi and talking about Vikings.
DEACONS & Deaconesses