Diocesan Pastoral Council

Updated Nov. 29, 2023

Meeting Minutes

DPC Constitution

The Diocesan Pastoral Council is a consultative body. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor formed this council "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

  • 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, — vicar general, moderator of the curia, pastor, St. Joseph, Conway
  • 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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