Lawrence is ancestral home for two Catholic Church Bishops


Bishop Elect Pohlmeier

Bishop Elect Rev. Erik T. Pohlmeier, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is the second man with ancestral ties to Lawrence appointed a Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in about 13 months. Both men had forefathers who were part of the history of the St. Stephen and Lawrence area.

Bishop Elect Pohlmeier will be ordained the 11th bishop of St. Augustine, Florida on July 22, 2022.

Father Pohlmeier was born July 20, 1971 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 25, 1998. He had served a wide variety of duties in the Little Rock diocese most recently as pastor at Christ the King...

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