Meet Our Staff


Father Stephen Gadberry

Fr. Stephen is a native of Wynne, Arkansas,and a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Little Rock, ordained on May 28, 2016. When not preaching at the pulpit, you can find him exercising, spending time outdoors, coaching a CrossFit class or playing with his dogs, Murph and Shorty. He was featured on Episode 1 of season 10 of America Ninja Warrior in 2018. To relax his soul, he enjoys listening to music, as well as making music on the piano, guitar and harmonica.

In addition to his duties as pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville, he serves as pastor of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Newport, AR. Father Stephen is also a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute, part of Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Ministries, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

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Maryellen Cadena

Knights of Columbus

Lorey Willette

Director of Faith Formation

Melaine Haunert

Youth Ministry

Zoraida Medina

St. Mary's Catholic Church

3800 Harrison Street | Batesville, AR 72501

(870) 793-7717 |

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Office Hours:

Out of an abundance of caution, the office is temporarily closed.  Please call to make an appointment.

Tues. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wed. 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thurs. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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