Writer of works "in plain English," theologian, former DRE, farmer, friend, and leader of this web site!
Bill Huebsch holds a BA in religious studies, and a Masters in Theological Studies from the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago. He is the past president of Twenty-Third Publications, and has served in management roles in other Catholic publishing houses since 1995. Before this, he worked in diocesan ministry in the Crookston and New Ulm dioceses, and in parish ministry at St Stephen's parish in Anoka, Minnesota.
In 1990 he established The Vatican II Project which contributes to the effort being made within the Church to keep alive the spirit and energy of Vatican II. As part of that project, he published Grace: God's Greatest Gift and Vatican II in Plain English, along with several other books outlining key features of the Council.
In 2000 he helped establish the movement for Whole Community Catechesis and published The GDC in Plain English and Whole Community Catechesis in Plain English, The Pastor’s Guide to WCC, along with other books, support materials, articles, and presentations.
One of his important projects has been The Growing Faith Project, which is a resource for youth, adult, or young adult faith formation. It provides a complete summary of the Catechism with an orientation to personal conversion. Es disponible en español también.
His most recent works include Dreams and Visions: Pastoral Planning for Lifelong Faith Formation and the very-popular Growing Up Catholic which is a way to coach parents to form their own children for sacrament prep. Es disponible en español también.
His latest book is Great Expectations: A Pastoral Guide for Partnering with Parents which is available on this web site as well.
Bill recently pulled together (working with a team of pastoral leaders) the wonderful new resource, Come to the Table or Ven a la Mesa, which is a way to welcome and re-engage the People of God just in time for the Year of Faith.
Bill and his family are members of St Mary's Parish in Mora, MN. It's a welcoming and wonderful parish. Come and visit us sometime!