What's New

Father Thomas Keller, the oldest and longest-serving diocesan priest, died April...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement, Feb. 5, 2024, to...
Father Michael Edmond Bass, who served parishes across Arkansas, died Jan....

Calendar of Events

Oct. 15 - Oct. 17
Fall Education Days for Clergy
St. John Catholic Center
March 11, 2025 - March 13, 2025
Spring Education Days for Clergy
St. John Catholic Center
April 14, 2025
Holy Week Day of Recollection for Priests
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
June 2, 2025 - June 6, 2025
Priests' Retreat
Coury House Retreat Center
Oct. 21, 2025 - Oct. 23, 2025
Fall Education Days for Clergy
St. John Catholic Center

Clergy Boards of Diocese of Little Rock

Updated May 2, 2024

The following boards are made up of voting and non-voting (ex-officio) members.


Clergy Personnel Board

Chair: Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 664-0340

Fr. John Connell, VG, ex-officio
Dc. Matthew Glover, JD, JCL
Dr. Sherry Simon
Fr. Alejandro Puello
Fr. Mark Wood
Fr. Juan Guido
Fr. Rubén Quinteros
Fr. Stephen Gadberry
Fr. John K. Antony

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Clergy Welfare Advisory Board

Chair: Fr. William Elser
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 664-0340

Fr. John Connell, VG, ex-officio
Fr. Andrew Hart, JCL
Fr. Warren Harvey
Fr. Mark Wood
Fr. Daniel Velasco
Fr. Phillip Reaves
Fr. Rubén Quinteros
Greg Wolfe, ex-officio
Steve Osborn

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College of Consultors 2020-2024

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor appointed the following priests to the College of Consultors to serve five-year terms.

Fr. John Connell, VG
Msgr. Scott Friend
Msgr. Jack Harris
Fr. William Burmester
Fr. Stephen Gadberry
Fr. Juan Guido
Fr. Norbert Rappold
Fr. Anthony Robbins
Fr. Martin Siebold

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Presbyteral Council

Chair: Fr. Stephen Elser, PhL, VF, North Delta Deanery
Vice ChairFr. Ben Riley, VF, North Ozark Deanery
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 664-0340

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
Fr. John Connell, VG, ex-officio
Fr. John Antony, VF, West River Valley Deanery
Fr. William Burmester, VF, Ouachita Deanery
Fr. Ben Riley, VF, North Ozark Deanery
Fr. Gregory Luyet, JCL, Central Deanery
Fr. Les Farley, River Valley Deanery
Fr. Jason Sharbaugh, West Ozark Deanery
Fr. Juan Guido, at large
Fr. Daniel Velasco, at large
Fr. Taryn Whittington, at large

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What's New

Father Thomas Keller, the oldest and longest-serving diocesan priest, died April...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement, Feb. 5, 2024, to...
Father Michael Edmond Bass, who served parishes across Arkansas, died Jan....

Calendar of Events

Oct. 15 - Oct. 17
Fall Education Days for Clergy
St. John Catholic Center
March 11, 2025 - March 13, 2025
Spring Education Days for Clergy
St. John Catholic Center
April 14, 2025
Holy Week Day of Recollection for Priests
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
June 2, 2025 - June 6, 2025
Priests' Retreat
Coury House Retreat Center
Oct. 21, 2025 - Oct. 23, 2025
Fall Education Days for Clergy
St. John Catholic Center