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.
Director of Music & Liturgy
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.
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.
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.
Director of Religious Education
Jessica is originally from Middlesboro, Kentucky. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Special Education (K-12) from Eastern Kentucky University. She received her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her Elementary certification (P-5) from the University of the Cumberlands.
Jessica has taught Pre-K – 3rd grades in both public and Catholic schools. She has been involved in Faith Formation ministries for 15 years.
In her spare time, Jessica loves to read and watch movies.
Jessica, her husband, and their four daughters currently reside in Maryville, TN.
Assistant to the DRE
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.