The Catholic Schools Council was established by the Archbishop of Detroit to assist both him and the Superintendent with wise counsel in the apostolate of Catholic education.
Specifically, the Council provides valuable advice and consultation to the Archbishop and the Superintendent that’s consistent with Synod 16, the post synodal letter Unleash the Gospel, and the strategic vision Unleashing Our Catholic Schools. As confirmed by the Holy Spirit in Synod 16, Catholic schools and students are the responsibility of everyone: all bishops, priests, parishes, educators, parents, and the lay faithful. This conviction is a foundational guiding principle in the Council’s efforts to support the work of the Department of Catholic Schools to renew this vital ministry.
The Most Reverend Allen Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit
The Most Reverend Robert Fisher
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
The Very Reverend Jeffrey Day
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
Deacon Sean Costello
Superintendent of Schools
Executive Chairman, United Road Services
Eileen Newell, J.D.
Vice President of Tax, Rock Ventures
Mark McInerney, J.D.
Attorney, Clark Hill PLC
The Reverend Mark Brauer
Pastor, St. Hugo Church and School
Bader Cassin, M.D.
Pathologist, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital
Founder and Chief Consultant, Magnetica Communications LLC
John Moore, Ph.D.
Finance and Economics Department Chair and Professor, Walsh College
Ben Pogodzinski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Wayne State University College of Education