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Rev. James Vick
Fr. Jim is a native of Knoxville, TN and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After earning his undergraduate degree he earned a doctoral degree in Dentistry and was a practicing dentist prior to his call of the priesthood. He attended Conception Seminary in Missouri and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago and was ordained to the priesthood in 1999 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville. since his ordination he has served the Diocese of Knoxville as an Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, as pastor at both St. Bridget Parish in Dayton and St. Mary Parish in Athens, as a member of the board of Catholic Charities, and as the Coordinator of the Chattanooga Deanery office of Hispanic Ministry. He is the 9th pastor in the 83 year history of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.

Rev. Adam Royal
I grew up in Albertville, a small town in northern Alabama, although my family was originally from the Chattanooga area. I was raised Episcopalian. For high school, I attended a boarding school in Mobile, the Alabama School of Math and Science. There, the Latin teacher introduced me to the history of the Church and started me on the journey into full communion with her. In my freshmen year of college, at Carnegie Mellon University, I began the RCIA and was received into the Church the following Easter. After graduating with a B.S. in computer science I entered seminary. I studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology for six years.

Deacon Dennis Meinert
Dennis was born in Quincy Ill, April 21, 1947; Baptized at St Francis Solanus, Quincy Ill, May 4, 1947; First Communion at St Patrick, Dixon Ill, December 12, 1954; Confirmation at The Church of St Patrick, Rockford Ill March 23, 1958; Marriage at 1st United Methodist Church, Arab AL, September 15,1973. Ordained Deacon, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Knoxville TN, June 11,2016.Ann and I have been married almost 45 years and have two children, Matthew (38) and Lee Ann (35).Graduate of:  St. Bernard College, Cullman Al (BA in Mathematics)
Florida State University, Tallahassee FL (MS in Oceanography);US Army:  Korea and Germany. Retired:25 years at TVA (Environmental Scientist/Engineer). 6 years teacher at Notre Dame High School; 10 years instructor at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.Volunteer and Eucharistic Minister at Memorial Hospital. Active in the St Vincent de Paul Conference at OLPH. Hobbies:  Basketball and cycling.