Diocese of Knoxville

Hometown: Farragut, Tennessee

Home Parish: St. John Neumann

Andrew Hendershott

When I was 8 years old, I began altar serving at my home parish. It was then when I first felt drawn to the vocation of the priesthood. I was blessed to serve daily Mass growing up and this greatly fostered my interest in the Mass and the Sacraments.  During my high school years, I began to grow more serious in my discernment through prayer and parish work. It was during my senior year of high school that I decided to apply for seminary, and I entered Holy Trinity Seminary the following year.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like yours.” – Sacred Heart Devotion

Fun Fact

I really enjoy playing sports, especially ping-pong, soccer and tennis.