The Arkansas Catholic Men’s Conference (ACMC) is the annual men’s conference held in the Diocese of Little Rock. It was founded in 2010 and has featured speakers who impact men’s lives with their passion for Christ and His Church. Speakers have included bishops, archbishops, and nationally and internationally known evangelists, authors, and TV & Radio talk show hosts. Each conference provides three to four presentations, Reconciliation, Adoration, breakfast, lunch, and time for men to visit and network.
Jim Towey was a trusted advisor and personal friend of Mother Teresa of Calcutta for twelve years and did the first reading at her Mass of Canonization in Saint Peter’s Square. He has been pro bono legal counsel to the Missionaries of Charity for 38 years.
He previously headed the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under George W. Bush for four years and served on his senior staff. His career spans the presidency of two Catholic colleges for thirteen years, a seven-year stint as a US Senate staffer, and the leadership of Florida’s 40,000-employee health and human services agency. In 1996, with Mother Teresa’s encouragement, he founded the nonprofit advocacy organization Aging with Dignity and created the Five Wishes advance directive, which has sold over 40 million copies. He currently serves as the organization’s CEO.
Towey is the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees, including ones from Catholic University of America and Franciscan University. In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II awarded him a papal medal for distinguished service. He currently is a trustee of The Papal Foundation.
Last year Towey authored, To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa, published by Simon and Schuster, which is now available in five languages. He and his wife, Mary, are donating the book’s royalties to charities affiliated with the saint’s work. Towey met his wife in Mother Teresa’s Washington, DC, AIDS home and married her in 1992. They have five children and three grandchildren and reside in Falls Church Virginia.
After a brief career in technology during the dot com boom, Fr. Matthew Spencer entered the seminary of the Oblates of St. Joseph in 2003. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Theology in 2009 from St. Joseph Seminary in Camarillo, and was ordained to the priesthood later that year. He has served in a variety of roles in his Congregation, including Vocations Director, Novice Master, and Vice Provincial. In 2019, he was appointed Provincial Superior for his religious community in the United States, as well as Shrine Director of the Shrine of St. Joseph in Santa Cruz, CA.He continues to serve in both roles today.
From 2016 to 2020, Fr. Spencer hosted the national daily radio program “St. Joseph’s Workshop” on Relevant Radio. He continues to be a regular guest host and contributor on Relevant Radio and on Catholic Answers.
Fr. Norman McFall is a dedicated priest with over four decades of marriage to his wife, Laura, and one son, Samuel McFall. He currently serves as the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston, Arkansas, a role he took on in June 2019, following his service as an Associate Pastor at Christ the King in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and a Chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith from June 2016 to June 2019. Fr. McFall’s educational journey includes earning a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Christian Education from Welch College in 1983 and a Master of Divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in 2016. His extensive ministry experience spans various roles, including serving as a pastor in Georgia and Brazil, a correctional chaplain with the Arkansas Department of Correction, and a high school teacher at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
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