Me3I’m Scott Maentz, retired and a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish in Knoxville, TN. I’m a Candidate for the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Knoxville. I hope to be called to Ordination in June 2016. Most of all, I’m praying that God’s will be done in my life…as a Deacon or not. Please pray with me for this intention.

My lovely wife, Christine, is writing about the journey in her blog, The Deacon’s Candidate’s Wife. I’m a geek and web developer who manages several websites for the diocese including Diocese of KnoxvilleEast Tennessee Catholic, Life at 25 and  St. Mary Church. I recently completed a makeover for dioknox.org using a responsive WordPress theme.

I’ve been in formation for the permanent diaconate since September 2011 and have studied Theology of the Body under Christopher West at the Theology of the Body Institute. Christine and I taught Theology of the Body for Teens at our former parish, St. Mary in Athens. I’ve served as St. Mary’s parish council’s communication chair and I’m a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

I’m an avid technology enthusiast who enjoys using the latest Internet applications to market products and services, discover and share information, and build community. I’ve produced podcasts, hosted and produced Internet video for Boogey Lights, our former motorcycle lighting business, and I’ve attended various national conferences on podcasting, social media and blogging.

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