The Diocese of East Tennessee comprises 34 counties in Tennessee and three counties in North Georgia. This area, nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains, covers approximately 14,350 square miles. The U.S. Census estimates our population to be 2.5 million concentrated in three major metropolitan areas: Chattanooga, Knoxville, and the Tri-Cities area (Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson City). Our diocese is a welcoming, collaborative community of engaged individuals who desire to be even more engaged. In short, we have a generously creative and energetic“can-do” spirit, and welcome all!