Change in leadership for diocesan youth ministry office

Brittany Garcia has announced that she is stepping down as the director of the Youth, Young Adults, and Pastoral Juvenil ministry for the Diocese of Knoxville to devote more time to her family.

Mrs. Garcia served as the diocesan coordinator of the Pastoral Juvenil Hispana ministry from 2015-20 and was promoted to director of the diocesan youth ministry office in 2020. Her last day on the job was Sept. 7.

Deacon Jim Bello, who leads the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Christian Formation, among other duties, will serve as interim director of the Office of Youth, Young Adults, and Pastoral Juvenil until a new director is hired.

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