Immaculate Conception, Fort Smith
Assigned to: St. Joseph, Fayetteville
Employment: Retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon
How did you hear your calling to become a deacon? I have had a steady call from God over the last 20 years to accept the grace to do ministry in the Church, which became much stronger as I neared retirement.
What ministries are you currently involved in? Sacristan, lector, acolyte, Eucharistic minister, ministry to the poor and the homeless
Who have been the biggest influences in your diaconate formation? My wife Donna, Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier and the entire diaconate formation team, Father Jerome Kodell, Father John Antony, Father Daniel Velasco, Deacon Greg Pair and Deacon Charlie Kuehl
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