Meet Our Staff

Juan Hernandez

Hispanic Ministry Director


Juan is originally from Puerto Rico. He grew up on the island and moved to the States. Juan ran and owned his own carpentry shop for almost 20 years.

After moving to East Tennessee, he became involved in leading bible studies and prayer groups.

Juan began working at Our Lady of Fatima in 2006 as our Director of Hispanic Ministry. He coordinates our Hispanic Ministry, including masses, prayer groups, and bible studies.

Juan also coordinates our Jail Ministries to the Blount County Correctional Facility.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 18

Rob Lynch

Director of Music


Rob is the Director of Music at Our Lady of Fatima. He received his B.M. in Sacred Music at Seton Hill University and his M.M. in Organ Performance at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While in school, he served as Director of Music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Pennsylvania and St. Philip Benizi Church in Atlanta.

Rob directs and accompanies the two Adult Choirs as well as the two growing Youth Ensembles here at Our Lady of Fatima.

Rob currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Lauren and their two dogs, Banjo and Benji. In his spare time, Rob enjoys composing choral music and golfing.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 15

Mary McGrath

Faith Formation Coordinator



Mary is originally from Burlington, Vermont. As a cradle Catholic, she grew up attending Catholic schools.

Mary is a widow who was married for 50 years. She has three grown sons and seven grandchildren.

Mary moved to Florida in 2002 and lived there for three years. She than began to come to East Tennessee as a “snow bird”.

Mary began working at Our Lady of Fatima in 2014, and currently serves as our Faith Formation Coordinator.

In her free time, Mary enjoys sewing, traveling, and gardening.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 12

Dave Prugh

Business Manager | Bookkeeper


Dave joined the staff of Our Lady of Fatima in early 2019 as Business Manager. This was an opportunity to give something back to OLOF after years of membership without the time to contribute as he would have liked.
Dave has a bachelor’s in accounting and finance from Indiana University and a master’s in accounting from Bristol University. Over the course of his career he has worked for companies both large and small, for profit and non-profit.
Dave and his wife Becky have lived in Blount County for almost thirty years after moving here from Indiana on a job transfer. They currently have three children and six grandchildren who live in the area.
Dave also serves OLOF as an usher and he and Becky are part of the coffee and donut team after Sunday morning 8:30 mass.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 16

Luis Ramos

Administrative Assistant & Coordinator of High School & Young Adult Ministry


Luis is a native of Veracruz, Mexico. He has lived in East Tennessee since 2000.

A product of the Youth Ministry Program, Luis began working at OLOF in 2012.

Among his duties, Luis works with the various media and communication platforms of our parish as well as does our parish event scheduling. In his role in Youth Ministry, he coordinates our High School Ministry Program & the Fellowship of Young Adults (FOYA) Program.

Luis completed the Diocese of Knoxville Catechetical Formation Program through Aquinas College to fulfill certification requirements as a Certified Catechist.

In his free time Luis enjoys learning, reading, spending time with his dog – Toby, and art.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 13

Sarah Parsons

Coordinator of Middle School Ministry & Confirmation


Sarah has been part of Our Lady of Fatima Parish since moving to Maryville, TN in 2000. She grew up in the parish and participated in both PreK – 8 Faith Formation and the Youth Ministry Program. She has helped teach in Faith Formation since 2010, became a Little Flowers Girls Club Leader in 2016, and began working as a Youth Ministry intern and Confirmation Catechist in 2017.

In 2018, Sarah was hired as the Coordinator of Middle School Youth Ministry and Confirmation. In this role, she will plan and coordinate the Middle School Youth Ministry program and prepare the youth of our parish for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

In December of 2018, Sarah married and is thrilled to pursue sainthood with her husband, Logan. In the summer of 2019, she will graduate from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 14

Shane Woods

Facilities Management



Shane is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Before working at Our Lady of Fatima, Shane worked with a general contractor for more than 10 years.

Shane began working at Our Lady of Fatima in September of 2013. As part of his job, he takes care of the property. From the various installations to the landscaping of our grounds. In addition, he takes care of set-up for various holidays and helps to manage the various remodelings along the way.

In his spare time, Shane enjoys playing golf, fishing, and the occasional disc golf.

[email protected]
(865) 982-3672 Ext No. 38