Diocesan Deaneries (Regions)

Updated May 2, 2024

The Diocese of Little Rock encompasses the 75 counties that make up the state of Arkansas. These counties fall into eight regions called deaneries. The deanery representative for each deanery is listed below. To get contact information for a deanery representative, click on his name. To see a list of parishes in a deanery, click on the deanery name. This will also provide Mass times, directions and contact information for all the parishes in the deanery. For more information, see the Parish Directory.

Central Deanery

Dean: Fr. Gregory Luyet, JCL, VF
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Little Rock

North Delta Deanery

Dean: Fr. Stephen Elser, PhL, VF
St. Paul the Apostle, Pocahontas

North Ozark Deanery

Dean: Fr. Ben Riley, VF
St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Mountain Home

Ouachita Deanery

Dean: Fr. William Burmester, VF
St. Edward Church, Texarkana

River Valley Deanery

Dean: Fr. Les Farley, VF
Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Booneville

South Delta Deanery

Dean: Fr. Joseph Friend, VF
Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Village

West Ozark Deanery

Dean: Fr. Jason Sharbaugh, VF
St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, Fayetteville

West River Valley Deanery

Dean: Fr. John Antony, JCL, VF
Immaculate Conception Church, Fort Smith