The Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Letter set the Archdiocese of Detroit boldly on a mission to transform joyful missionary disciples in southeast Michigan. Open Door Policy is a vessel for these disciples to share their experiences and bear witness to the life-changing power of Christ.
The name of the podcast, Open Door Policy, is a tribute to Blessed Solanus Casey, God’s doorkeeper, and it reflects on our need to let people walk into our lives and tell us their experience of God.
Join hosts Emily Mentock and Fr. Patrick Gonyeau to hear inspiring testimonies from disciples across metro-Detroit of what led them to Jesus and how he changed their lives.
Episode 12: Karen Ervin, Principal at St. Catherine of Siena Academy in White Lake, brings her unique story to the Open Door.
March 12th, 2019 | Season 2 | 38 mins 9 secs
Karen Ervin, Principal at St. Catherine of Siena Academy, shares her story of consecrating her life to God, her love of Shakespeare and the search for elusive Roman Cuisine.
Episode 11: Jeremy Clark Principal of St. Patrick Grade School in White Lake Michigan, enters the Open Door Studio
March 5th, 2019 | Season 2 | 32 mins 13 secs
Fr. Steve and Danielle talk with Jeremy Clark, Principal at St. Patrick Grade School about glorifying God in the midst of life's challenges and about the powerful witness of dunking a basketball.
Episode 10: Marilyn Webb enters the Open Door Studio and shares the Love of Christ with Danielle and Fr. Steve.
February 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 37 mins 5 secs
Danielle and Fr. Steve sit down with Marilyn Webb and talk about St. Francis of Assisi, chocolate pudding and how God wants His people back.
February 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 38 mins 1 sec
Christina Marchetti talks about her ministry as Executive Director of Mother and Unborn Baby Care and how she Unleashes the Gospel in her daily life.
February 5th, 2019 | Season 2 | 25 secs
Promo spot to let our subscribers know that we will be returning on February 12 with a new season of Open Door Policy with Fr. Steve Pullis, Danielle Center and number of interesting guests including Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron.
January 14th, 2019 | Season 4 | 32 mins 55 secs
Parenthood, laughter and Pullis family communion logistics all on this week's ODP as Fr. Steve and Danielle welcome Mary Murray, Fr. Steve's sister.
Episode 7: Kelly and Ariel Ponce, a married couple with 6 kids and a huge heart for Jesus, enter the Open Door
January 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 53 mins 16 secs
Fr. Steve and Danielle sit down with Kelly and Ariel Ponce to discuss marriage, parenting, and how they work to make their family a domestic church.
Episode 6: Msgr. Daniel Trapp, pastor of SS. Augustine and Monica Parish and head of Spiritual Direction for Sacred Heart Major Seminary brings his experience Unleashing the Gospel to the Open Door Studio.
January 1st, 2019 | Season 1 | 46 mins 41 secs
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Danielle and Fr. Steve talk with Msgr. Daniel Trapp about being a good disciple, his time in Rome, the joys of multicultural ministry and winning the Pinewood Derby
December 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 37 mins 42 secs
Fr. Steve and Danielle share the wonders of Advent, the joys of Christmas, their favorite Christmas songs and how they Unleash the Gospel during the Christmas Season.
December 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 46 mins 25 secs
Fr. Steve and Danielle sit down with Sarah Kaczmarek and talk about her experience as a youth minister, how a powerful mission trip changed her life, and how God is using her in her current ministry with Alpha USA.
December 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 52 mins 13 secs
Danielle and Fr. Steve interview Joe Balistreri, Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Joe's life has been profoundly touched by the power of music, the beauty of God's creation and his desire to share this with others.
Episode 2: Conversation with Juliana Carlini, a nurse and active member of the Archdiocesan young adult community.
November 27th, 2018 | Season 1 | 37 mins 47 secs
Fr. Steve and Danielle interview Juliana Carlini, a nurse in the Archdiocese of Detroit and an active member of the Archdiocesan young adult community.
Juliana shares her story of hiking the El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage and how that experience informs her own sense of radical hospitality as she Unleashes the Gospel in her own life.
Episode 1: Conversation with Deacon John McKenzie, transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit, former monk and world traveler.
November 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 51 mins 55 secs
Fr. Steve and Danielle interview Dcn. John McKenzie, a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit who will be ordained next May. Dcn. John shares his story of growing up in Detroit and St. Louis, the role his grandmother played in his life and his faith, his adventures joining a monastery in Italy, and his call to come back home.