Clergy and Administration

Very Reverend David A. Boettner, V.G., Rector

Fr. David Boettner is the Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral and was ordained in May 1994. He also serves as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia at the Diocese of Knoxville. He has served as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Chattanooga, Associate Pastor of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Pastor of St. Mary Church in Athens, and as Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Meinrad and a Master of Divinity degree from St. Mary of the Lake.

Reverend Jhon Mario Garcia, Associate Pastor

Father Jhon Mario was born in a town called Dosquebrados in Colombia, South America. He is the third of 7 children and entered the seminary of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) in 2005. He was ordained a priest on August 16, 2014. After his ordination, he was sent to work in Vocational Ministry for his congregation. In 2017, his superiors sent him to work with the Hispanic ministry in California at Saint Mary Magdalen, Camarillo, CA, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where he worked for two and a half years.

Reverend Marcin Gladysz, Associate Pastor

Fr. Martin Gładysz was born on October 16, 1976, in Krakow. He grew up there and obtained his elementary and secondary education, as well as completed Gastronomic Technical School. His parents, Mark and Leokadia, still live in Krakow, as does his older sister, Edyta, with her family. In 1995, hearing the call to the priesthood, he began his philosophical and theological studies combined with his seminary formation. In 2002, he obtained a master’s degree at the Pontifical Academy of Theology (currently the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow). On May 18, 2002, he was ordained a priest at the Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family in Częstochowa.

Jake Rodgers, Principal

Mr. Rodgers joined Sacred Heart Cathedral School from Knoxville Catholic High School, where he taught English and served as the 11th Grade Disciplinarian. Before working at Knoxville Catholic, he was the Interim Assistant Upper School Principal at St. David’s School in Raleigh, NC. He holds an M.A. in humanities and philosophy from the University of Dallas and an M.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University. He is married to his college sweetheart Rachel and has a daughter named Catherine Clare.

Lisa Maki, Assistant Principal

Lisa Maki has been a part of the Sacred Heart Cathedral School community for 23 years. She has served our school as a fourth-grade teacher, teacher evaluator, and administrator. She holds a B.S. degree in Special Education from Kent State University and has 24 years of classroom experience, 18 of which have been in Catholic schools. She received her Catholic educational leadership certification from Loyola Marymount University and is in her 6th year of administration as an Assistant Principal. In her leadership role, she has had the opportunity to work with Cognia, our school accrediting agency, serving on several Engagement Review Teams, and as a team member when our diocesan schools received system-wide accreditation. Lisa and her husband Mark, have been happily married for 35 years and have two sons, Michael and Russell who is a graduate of both SHCS and KCHS.

Libby Orr, Director of Development and Admissions

Libby is from Knoxville, TN and long-time member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She is a 1997 graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral School, a 2001 graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School, and a 2005 graduate of The University of Tennessee where she majored in Public Relations. Libby and her husband Wade have three children, Taylor, Blair, Sara Lib, and one very wild lab.

Mary Mac Wilson, Director of Parish Operations

Mary Mac directs the efforts of the Cathedral Campaign, manages parish strategic initiatives, supervises parish office staff, manages meetings and events, and assists the pastor with correspondence, appointments and travel.