Diocesan Pastoral Council

Updated April 21, 2022

Meeting Minutes

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor formed this council in 2018 "to respond to Pope Francis’ encouragement to involve the laity more fully in the process by which decisions are made in our diocese and also to receive their insights regarding the life of the Church in general in Arkansas." This council meets quarterly or more often when needed. Voting members serve three-year terms, which are renewable. Meetings are convened by the bishop. See Meeting Minutes.


Bishop: Anthony B. Taylor
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 664-0340
Chair: Paul James
Vice Chair: Dr. Karen Hollenbeck

Voting Members

DPC Constitution

  • Paul James — Chair, Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church, Little Rock, At Large
  • Dr. Karen Hollenbeck — Vice Chair, Principal, Trinity Junior High School, Fort Smith, At Large
  • Adrian Dominguez — St. Stephen Church, Bentonville, At Large
  • Lloyd Cambre  Knights of Columbus Representative
  • Alan Halman  Knights of Columbus Representative
  • Jeff Hines — Associate Director, Diocesan Faith Formation Office, At Large
  • Anabel Garcia — Youth and Young Adults Representative
  • Dc. Steve Mallett — Deacon Representative
  • Alma Stewart — Diocesan Council for Black Catholics Representative
  • Mother Mary Clare Bezner, OSB, — Religious Representative
  • Roberto Martínez  St. Barbara Church, De Queen, At Large

Ex-officio (non-voting) Members

  • Fr. John Connell, VG — Vicar General and Pastor, St. Joseph, Tontitown and St. Raphael, Springdale
  • Dc. Matt Glover, JD, JCL — Chancellor for Canonical Affairs
  • Dennis Lee — Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
  • Sr. Mickey Espinoza, MCP — Director of Hispanic Ministry
  • Greg Wolfe — Diocesan Finance Officer

Meeting Minutes

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