Diocesan Pastoral Council

Updated Sept. 1, 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.


Leadership

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, St. Boniface Church, Fort Smith, at large
  • Adrian Dominguez — St. Stephen Church, Bentonville, at large
  • Alan Halman  Knights of Columbus representative
  • Jeff Hines — director, diocesan Faith Formation Office, at large
  • Anabel Garcia — youth and young adult representative
  • Dc. Steve Mallett — deacon representative
  • Alma Stewart — Diocesan Council for Black Catholics representative
  • Sr. M. Cecilia Nguyen, OSB — religious representative
  • Roberto Martínez  St. Barbara Church, De Queen, at large

Ex-officio (non-voting) Members

  • Fr. John Connell, VG, — pastor, St. Raphael Church, 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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