The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Leading with Faith

Highlighting Catholic business leaders who take their faith to work with them every day

Far too often, we hear stories of corporate corruption, tax cheating and taking unfair advantage of workers.

But what do we hear about people who strive to keep their faith, ethics and morals at the forefront of their business lives?

Arkansas Catholic sought recommendations from parishioners for Catholic business professionals who are leading with faith. We selected five people to tell a story of faith-driven business leadership in Arkansas.


Nicole Lashbrook: Mixing leadership, faith, respect for life

Published: October 15, 2018   

Nicole Lashbrook knows a lot about leadership. As a West Point graduate and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Chicago native learned the finer points of mobilizing others from the very best. As executive director of Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center, she musters a different sort of troops, a team of 11 caring professionals who tend to a clientele at its most vulnerable. “God puts things in your life to train you for something better, something More... 

Ike Eisenhauer: Cares about his community

Published: October 13, 2018   

In James 2:17, it’s clear: “So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” For Ike Eisenhauer, his faith is alive and vibrant thanks to his constant giving to charitable causes and the Church. “Not a day goes by that I don’t get stopped by somebody saying thank you for doing so much for the community,” the 55-year-old married father of two said. “… I’m blessed to have a successful agency in More... 

Tony Houston: Faithful presence among patients, staff

Published: October 11, 2018   

Anthony “Tony” Houston does not simply work as the president of CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. It is a calling. Whether it’s greeting everyone from the doctor to the volunteer by name to attending Mass at the hospital’s chapel, he is present to not only his staff and patients, but to where God leads him each day. One Bible story that resonates with him, he said, is the disciples on the road to Emmaus. “It’s a More... 

Dr. Sandra Johnson: Medical skills a gift she shares

Published: October 11, 2018   

Dr. Sandra Johnson, who with her husband Dr. Brad Johnson owns Johnson Dermatology Clinic in Fort Smith, views her medical vocation as a gift from God that she wants to share with everyone.  “Our motto is the four Es,” she said, “to be effective, efficient, empathic and empowering.” She empowers people by giving them the information and treatments they need to maintain healthy skin, both in the clinic and in the community. “We offer free skin cancer screenings More... 

Kevin Dickinson: A family tradition of service

Published: October 11, 2018   

When it comes to treating people with dignity and respect, Kevin Dickinson had great examples in his father and grandfather who operated the family business he now co-owns with his older brother, Alan. That company, Preferred Office Technologies, based in Fort Smith and Fayetteville, reached 50 years in business in 2018, and the level of attention and fair treatment extended to clients large and small has never been higher. “We went through and we created four values More...