Mike Huffman was born in Lima, Ohio, but his professional career brought him to Cincinnati. He worked for the Kroger Company for over 35 years, including experiences in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Merchandising and Manufacturing. He retired from Kroger in 2016 and is currently the business manager for the Uptown Catholic Region of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in the Clifton Heights area of Cincinnati. He was ordained as a Deacon in April 2019 and is currently assigned at St. Margaret of York in Loveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have three children and seven grandchildren.