Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Council

The New Evangelization Council (renamed the Unleash the Gospel Council) was established on August 31, 2017, and was merged with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council on July 1, 2020 to form the Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Council. Auxiliary Bishop Gerard Battersby serves as Chair of this nine-member council. The Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Council is a body of Catholics within the Archdiocese of Detroit from whom the Archbishop seeks counsel and insight on pastoral initiatives and planning impacting the Archdiocese, in light of the graces of the Synod and with the focus of being sent on mission.

Bishop Gerard Battersby
Auxiliary Bishop

Dr. Marlon De La Torre
Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship

Dr. Janet Diaz

Richard Genthe

Joseph Jordano

Harry Kemp

Felicity Madigan

Jonathan Sanders