|The Rev. L. Howard Maltby
3rd Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Father Maltby began his ministry as Rector of St. Alban’s on March 1, 2002. He accepted this call in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina while serving as Rector of All Souls’ Church in Miami Beach, Florida (Diocese of Southeast Florida). Prior to serving at All Souls’ (August, 1994 - February 2002), he was Rector of St. John the Apostle Church in Belle Glade, Florida (August 1991 - August 1994). Before his first parish as Rector, Fr. Maltby was Assistant Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Church in Pompano Beach (June 1987 - August 1991).
Outside of the responsibilities for ministry to parishioners, Fr. Maltby maintains a leadership role in the diocese. Presently he is the Chair of the Diocesan Resolutions Committee and a member of the Formation Faculty. He has served on the Bishop’s Interview and Discernment Committee, been Dean of the Midlands Convocation, and Alternate Deputy to General Convention.
Serving as Curate/Assistant Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields was Fr. Maltby’s first position upon completion of seminary. He was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary in May 1987.
Before entering seminary, Mr. Maltby worked for Burdine’s Department Store in Miami, Jordan Marsh Department Store in Miami, as an agent for New York Life Insurance, a Sales Representative for Texas Instruments home computers, and as a trainer for Florida Office Technology.
Howard is a native of Miami, Florida, graduating from Miami Palmetto High School and Florida International University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Dr. Matthew Whitehouse
Director of Music
A native of Columbia, Matthew Whitehouse completed undergraduate studies in organ at The University of South Carolina. In December 2012, he completed his doctoral degree in organ at The University of Arizona in Tucson. During his doctoral studies, Mathew served as organist/choir director at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Tucson, and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Matthew has a lifelong interest in astronomy, particularly astronomy education. In August 2013, he returned to Columbia to take up the position of Observatory Manager at the South Carolina State Museum, a post associated with the museum's Windows to New Worlds expansion slated to open in June 2014. During his time in Tucson, he served as an instructor for a summer astronomy camp sponsored by The University of Arizona, did volunteer astronomy outreach work in the local schools, and was a staff member for Kitt Peak National Observatory's public stargazing programs.
Matthew's original organ compositions, many of which are inspired by astronomical phenomena, have been performed throughout the US and at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He has given presentations on his work linking astronomy, music, and education at conferences in the United States and United Kingdom. To hear sound files of Matthew's organ works, please visit his website.
Matthew is passionate about Anglican music ministry and is excited to join the St. Alban's community on 1 December 2013!