The Diocese of Knoxville

NAZARETH, Ky.—Several candidates made their first commitment to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associate program Sept. 25, including Dr. Charles Blake, Cindy Carroll, Lisa Harrison, and Jerry McCrary of Chattanooga.

Dr. Blake is a retired anesthesiologist, and the other three new associates work for Memorial Health System in Chattanooga. SCN Associates are men and women of all faiths and backgrounds who commit to living out the SCN mission in their own life, deepening their spirituality, building community with other SCN Associates and SCNs, and serving others in the tradition of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, and Mother Catherine Spalding, the first superior of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Dr. Blake is a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Chattanooga, Mrs. Carroll of St. Jude in Chattanooga, and Mr. McCrary of Holy Spirit in Soddy-Daisy.

There are 180 associates in the United States, representing 23 states, as well as seven associates in Botswana and 35 in Belize. For more information on the SCN Associates, visit

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