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Marlon De La Torre, Ph.D.

Marlon De La Torre, Ph.D., the Archdiocese of Detroit’s new director of evangelization and missionary discipleship, who most recently lived in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Amy, and has four children: Miguel, 22, Gabriella, 19, Maria, 16, and Gianna, 7.

Dr. De La Torre succeeds our outgoing board member, Fr. Stephen Pullis, who was assigned to serve on the faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary effective July 1, 2021.

Earlier in his career, De La Torre was an adjunct professor of catechetics for the online Catholic Distance University and Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, Texas. He also served as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and as principal of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic High School in Memphis, Tenn.

He holds a doctorate degree in Catechetics, Catholic Education and Catholic Doctrine from the University of Notre Dame-Australia, a master’s in Educational Administration and Curriculum from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Health Services, also from Franciscan University.

A Detroit Catholic article published in September of 2021 provides some impressive information about our newest board member!