My name is Fr. Joe Fessenden, I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Nashville on June 23, 2017. For the moment I am assigned to Saint Rose of Lima parish in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and I do my best to take care of the Catholic students next door at MTSU, too.
If you really want to know how I got here (people always ask this one), you can read my whole vocation story here: Vocaaaaaareeeeeeeeee (in a Dean Martin Voice)
I grew up in Central Florida, the youngest of 5 kids. When I finished high school, I went to culinary school, then studied English and American Literature (with a whole mess of Medieval History and anything else I found interesting at the time) and worked in computers for a while. Suffice it to say, I have done several interesting things – at least to me. If you want to know more, feel free to ask.
In any case, I hope you find this site edifying, encouraging, and sometimes challenging. Please keep praying for me that I can carry out the office that has been entrusted to me. God bless!