DOLR Boards and Catholic Organizations

Updated May 13, 2024

The following lists diocesan-wide boards and Catholic organizations in the Diocese of Little Rock. See also: Clergy BoardsDiocesan Officials and Deanery Officials.

Building Commission

The Building Commission, at the direction of the bishop, has been given the responsibility to ensure that the proper steps are taken in the planning, design and construction of new or remodeled facilities within the Diocese of Little Rock. The commission is comprised of professionals from the various trades associated with the construction industry and provides for the review process on proposed construction projects. To learn more, go to Building Commission.

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Calix Society of Central Arkansas

Calix Society of Central Arkansas, sponsored by the Diocese of Little Rock, is a unit of the national organization founded in 1947 in Minnesota for Alcoholics in recovery and their families to come together for support and spiritual healing. The group is Catholic, guided by a chaplain and open to all faiths. All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings including family and friends who are affected. To learn more, visit For meeting times, go to the Calendar of Events.

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Catholic Business Women

President: Leslie Shaw (
Vice President: Terry Heim
Secretary: Sharon Eckart
Treasurer: Hilda Glenn

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas State Board

Catholic Daughters of the Americas is a women's organization that participates in the charitable, religious and educational ministries of the Church. To learn more, visit Arkansas Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

State Officers

State Regent: Connie Boutwell
1107B Oak Hill Dr.
White Hall, AR 71602-8615
Phone: (870) 540-9237

1st Vice Regent: Judi Ostergaard
2nd Vice Regent: Carolyn Wethington
Secretary: Jo Marie Smith
Treasurer: Elizabeth Rinchuso
Chaplain: Fr. Joseph Marconi

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Christopher Homes of Arkansas Board of Directors

Christopher Homes of Arkansas, Inc. is a housing ministry of the Diocese of Little Rock that provides low-income housing to persons 62 years or older, or persons who are mobility impaired, that is safe, attractive and affordable. To see list of board members, visit Christopher Homes of Arkansas.

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The Cursillo movement strives for Christ to be the prime influence in society. Cursillo is a simple method to develop Christian spirituality, mentality, activity and community. The prime objectives of the Cursillo movement in Arkansas are to develop in adult Christians a consciousness of their power and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian renewal, and to sustain them as they provide a Christian leaven in civic, social and economic life. Learn more.

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Diocesan Council for Black Catholics

As an evangelization instrument, the Diocesan Council for Black Catholics seeks to sensitize people in the Diocese of Little Rock to the needs and gifts of the black community for the purpose of inviting more of the black community to be part of the Church. The office is located at St. Augustine Church in North Little Rock. For more information, contact Rosalyn Pruitt at (501) 375-9617.

St. Augustine Church
1421 E. Second St.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501) 375-9617
Fax: (501) 375-9617
Bishop’s Liaison: Fr. Warren Harvey
Secretary: Rosalyn Pruitt

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Diocesan Pastoral Council

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. Go to list of membership and view meeting minutes.

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Diocesan Review Board

The Diocesan Review Board is a consultative body that serves to: advise the bishop in his assessment of allegation of the sexual abuse of minors and in his determination of suitability for ministry; review diocesan policies for dealing with sexual abuse of minors; and offer advice on all aspects of these cases, whether retrospectively or prospectively.

Contact: Dc. Matthew Glover, chancellor for canonical affairs
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 664-0340

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
Fr. John Connell, VG
Fr. Greg Luyet, JV
Laura Gottsponer, LCSW, victim assistance coordinator
Julie Chavis
Mary Devine
Melissa Nelson
Chad Sievers
Deborah Mentzer

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Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is an organization of clergy and lay men and women charged with preserving the faith and Christian presence in the Holy Land. To learn more, visit the Vatican.

Diocesan Section President: Connie Brown Phillips, DC*HS
P.O. Box 1266
Little Rock, AR 72203-1266
Phone:  (501) 680-6919

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Knights of Columbus State Board

The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic men's organization focusing on charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. To learn more, visit the Knights of Columbus.

State Deputy: Lloyd J. Cambre
811 Miller Cv.
Benton, AR 72019
Phone: (501) 658-8618

State Chaplain: Fr. Patrick Boland, OSB
State Secretary: Timothy Ray Malloy
State Treasurer: Michael W. Bowman
State Advocate: Robert M. Collins
State Warden: Andy Anderson
Immediate Past State Deputy: Alan Halman
Fourth Degree District Master: Kenneth W. Bohaty Jr.

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Healthcare Evangelization Commission

The Healthcare Evangelization Commission was formed at the direction of Bishop Anthony B. Taylor in 2014. Comprised of representatives from the Catholic health care providers in Arkansas, the commission’s purpose is to coordinate and renew the mission of Christ’s healing presence in Arkansas, while respecting and learning from the unique charisms of other Catholic health care providers in the state.

Diocese of Little Rock

Contact: Dc. Matthew Glover, JD, JCL
Chancellor for Canonical Affairs
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 664-0340

Chair: Fr. Jason Tyler, STL
Diocesan Liaison: Dc. Matthew Glover

Member Organizations  

Mercy Health System
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
St. Bernards Medical Center
Catholic Charities of Arkansas
Ascension DePaul Community Health Centers

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Ladies of Charity of Arkansas

The motto for the Ladies of Charity is “to serve rather than be served in humility, simplicity and charity." The mission of the local association is to improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged in the state of Arkansas through education, empowerment and evangelization. Local projects reflect the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul by addressing both the corporal and spiritual needs of those being served. To learn more, visit Ladies of Charity of Arkansas.

President: Cheryl Smith
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 664-0340

Vice President: Liz Callaway
Secretary: Lori Jones
Treasurer: Liz Black
Sister Moderator: Sr. Mary Ann Azar, DC

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Pax Christi of Little Rock

The Little Rock chapter of Pax Christi is part of the Pax Christi USA network. This Catholic peace and justice organization focuses on the spirituality of nonviolence in advocating and providing leadership for disarmament, demilitarization and reconciliation with justice, inclusiveness, economic and interracial justice, human rights and care of creation. For more information, visit Pax Christi of Little Rock.

President: Mary Hunt
Vice President for Community Relations: Jan Pipkin
Vice President for Operations: Tim Pruitt
Secretary: Sandee Haslauer
Treasurer: Lee Bass
Chaplain: Father Warren Harvey

Phone: (501) 690-1609

Remaining Board Members

Rosalyn Pruitt
Sister Iliana Aponte
Ingrid Castrillo
Serge Nganou
Al Adams

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Serra Club of Greater Little Rock

The Serra Club of Greater Little Rock is part of an international organization that exists to foster and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Mass is celebrated at 7 a.m. on the first Friday of each month followed by a meeting with guest speaker in Morris Hall Chapel on the campus of St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. For more information, email or visit Serra Club of Greater Little Rock.

President: Doug Menz (
22 Sunset Drive
Cammack Village, AR  72207
Phone: (501) 516-7261 (Mobile)

Vice President of Vocations: Melanie Riley
Vice President of Programs: Connie Phillips
Vice President of Membership: Greg Hartz
Vice President of Communications: Jennifer Tucker
Secretary: Lisa Carey
Treasurer: Patty Neumeier
Trustees: Elizabeth Smith, Bernard Neumeier, Tom Devine
Past President: Bill Wrape III
Chaplain and Spiritual Director: Fr. Jeff Hebert

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Arkansas

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that provides emergency assistance for local individuals and families in need. To learn more, visit Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Arkansas.

President: Marvin Salinas
308 N. 33rd St., Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 633-0359

Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Mary Armour
Treasurer: Bill Brass
Spiritual Advisor: Margaret Bartell
Formator: Nancy Paluck

Board of Directors

Lesa Reiff
Marita Monteforte
Mark Elworth
Mary Armour
Mike Glancy
Hughes Marinella
Philomena Zimmermann
Will Green

SVDP Conferences

St. Peter the Fisherman Conference — St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Mountain Home
Mother Teresa Conference St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rogers
St. Albert Conference St. Albert Church, Heber Springs
Sacred Heart Conference Blessed Sacrament Church, Jonesboro
St. Michael Conference St. Michael Church, Cherokee Village
St. Anne Conference St. Anne Church, Berryville and St Elizabeth Church, Eureka Springs
St. Stephen Benevolent Conference St. Stephen Church, Bentonville
Sts. Anne and Joachim Conference St. Anne Church, North Little Rock

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St. Thomas More Society of Arkansas

The St. Thomas More Society is a Catholic organization for attorneys, judges, law professors and others working in the legal profession. To learn more, visit this group on Facebook.

President: Dc. Jim Goodhart
P.O. Box 1426
North Little Rock, AR 72115-1426
Phone: (501) 554-5445

Vice President: Russell Bailey
Second Vice President: Rasa Gillean
Secretary-Treasurer: Vaughan Hankins
Immediate Past President: Shawn Johnson
Red Mass Chairperson: Connie Brown Phillips

Board of Directors

Russell Bailey
Dc. Noel "Bud" Bryant
Ken Crow
Rasa Gillean
Dc. Jim Goodhart
Honorable Milas "Butch" Hale
Vaughan Hankins
Honorable Shawn Johnson
Joseph Luebke
Kelly McNulty
Connie Brown Phillips
Dylan Potts
Reginald Rogers
Fr. Greg Luyet (Chaplain)
Dc. Matthew Glover (Diocesan consult)

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