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Open Door Policy

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.

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.

Season 6

August 30, 2022

Bonus Episode: The Impact of Catholic Schools

August 17, 2022

Bonus Episode: Grief and Hope

August 9, 2022

Bonus Episode: Called to Serve our Parish Communities

July 29, 2022

Bonus Episode: The Journey of Discernment

July 21, 2022

Bonus Episode: The Impact of Grandparents

June 23, 2022

Bonus Episode: Confession, a Tenderizer of Hearts

June 8, 2022

Bonus Episode: Love For the Eucharist

May 25, 2022

Episode 88: Emily Mentock and Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

May 11, 2022

Episode 87: Deacon Fred Billotto

April 27, 2022

Episode 86: Sr. Mary Martha and Sr. Maria Veritas

March 30, 2022

Episode 85: Anna Picasso

March 16, 2022

Episode 84: Dr. Marlon De La Torre

March 2, 2022

Episode 83: Eileen Newell

February 16, 2022

Episode 82: Elizabeth Spencer

February 2, 2022

Episode 81: Alex Lynch

January 5, 2022

Episode 80: Bishop Donald Hanchon

December 9, 2021

Episode 79: Josh Ross

November 22, 2021

Episode 78: Fr. David Pellican

November 9, 2021

Episode 77: Sheila Breen

October 27, 2021

Episode 76: Mike Stechschulte

October 7, 2021

Episode 75: Marek Dziekonski

July 21, 2021

Episode 74: Laura Sparling

July 7, 2021

Episode 73: Colleen Vermeulen

June 23, 2021

Episode 72: Fr. Jake VanAssche

June 8, 2021

Episode 71: John Hale

May 27, 2021

Episode 70: Melissa Florian

May 10, 2021

Episode 69: Deacon Chris Beltowski

April 14, 2021

Episode 68: Kate Bryan

April 5, 2021

Episode 67: Jordan and Napoli Beachnau

March 17, 2021

Episode 66: Beth Allison

March 3, 2021

Episode 65: Chris Leach

February 17, 2021

Episode 64: Michelle Piccolo

February 2, 2021

Episode 63: Curtis Simpson Jr.

January 20, 2021

Episode 62: Ricardo Hernandez

January 6, 2021

Episode 61: Fr. Steve and Danielle Pass the Mic

Season 5

July 7, 2020

Episode 60: Laura Knaus joins Fr. Steve and Danielle in the virtual Open Door Studio!

June 30, 2020

Episode 59: Fr. Marko Djonovic discusses his passion to provide a better way for Detroit's homeless.

June 23, 2020

Episode 58: Danielle Brown discusses the challenge of responding to racism as an African American and as a Catholic.

June 16, 2020

Episode 57: Fr. Steve Pullis is interviewed By Danielle Center

June 9, 2020

Episode 56: Fr. Mario Amore talks about his faith journey and pastoring a church in downtown Detroit

June 2, 2020

Episode 55: Suzanne and Al Croll talk about faith, hope and choir.

May 26, 2020

Episode 54: Nicholas Kristock talks about Australia, playing professional soccer and developing an attitude of gratitude.

May 19, 2020

Episode 53: Vickie Figueroa talks about urban ministry and equipping the laity

May 12, 2020

Episode 52: Teresa Tomeo talks about media and answering God’s call in our lives.

May 5, 2020

Episode 51: Paul Duda talks about art, faith and the creative process

April 28, 2020

Episode 50: Kathleen McCann talks about integrating faith and business

April 21, 2020

Episode 49: Mary Wilkerson re-enters the Open Door Studio for a re-broadcast of her Season 3 episode.

April 14, 2020

Episode 48: A re-broadcast of Sarah Kaczmarek's Season 1 visit to Open Door Policy

April 6, 2020

Episode 47: Fr. Patrick Gonyeau enters the Open Door Policy "Virtual Studio".

March 24, 2020

Episode 45: The Archbishop of Detroit, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, is our special guest in the Open Door Studio

Season 4

February 18, 2020

Episode 44: Fr. Steve and Danielle welcome Anna Carter and Shannon Ochoa, our first "call in" guests, to talk about their apostolate, Eden Invitation.

February 11, 2020

Episode 43: Open Door Policy unleashes Bishop Elect Robert McClory!

February 4, 2020

Episode 41: Danielle and Fr. Steve leave the guest chair empty and push the Door wide open!

January 28, 2020

Episode 40: Open Door Policy travels to Bishop Foley High School for Catholic Schools Week!

January 21, 2020

Episode 39: Paul Center, Danielle's brother, sings and dances his way through the Open Door!

January 14, 2020

Episode 38: Mary Murray, Fr. Steve's sister, walks through the Open Door!

January 7, 2020

Episode 36: Rakhi McCormick, wife, mother of three and Iowa Hawkeye, enters the Open Door.

December 24, 2019

Episode 35: Danielle and Fr. Steve's 2nd Annual Open Door Policy Podcast!

December 17, 2019

Episode 34: Fr. Joe Horn, Director of Priestly Vocations for the Archdiocese of Detroit, enters the Open Door Studio

December 10, 2019

Episode 33: Colleen Pressprich, author, mother of three and all around Joyful Missionary Disciple walks through the Open Door

December 3, 2019

Episode 32: ODP welcomes Coleman Ward to talk music, justice and inspiring others to discipleship.

November 26, 2019

Episode 31: ODP Live! From the Parish Day of Renewal 11-15-19

Season 3

September 17, 2019

Episode 30: The Door Opens for James Wilson to talk Christian Community and Hedgehogs

September 10, 2019

Episode 29: Bienvenidos a la Puerta Abierta Juanita Sanchez as we discuss the parish as a place of welcome

September 3, 2019

Episode 28: Deacon Drew Mabee walks through the Open Door wearing skate shoes and bringing the fire of the Gospel.

August 27, 2019

Episode 27: Nicole Joyce enters the Open Door Studio to talk about ministry to the Family

August 20, 2019

Episode 26: Andy Gardner walks through the Open Door to talk about the Witness of Families and a cricket.

August 13, 2019

Episode 25: The Door opens for Fr. John Ricardo to talk about the Eucharist, Acts 29 and pandas

August 6, 2019

Episode 24: Mike Evoy and his son Xavier enter the Open Door to talk faith and sports

July 30, 2019

Episode 23: Mary Wilkerson enters the ODP Studio to talk about the importance of Witness.

July 23, 2019

Episode 22: Danielle interviews the Open Door's own Fr. Steve Pullis!

July 16, 2019

Episode 21: Christina Hall joins us to discuss "Living and Calling the One Sheep"

July 9, 2019

Episode 20: Suzie Fazzini Enters the Open Door Studio to discuss the role of the Laity

July 2, 2019

Episode 19: The Door Re-Opens! Season Three of Open Door Policy Begins

June 18, 2019

Episode 18: Open Door Policy Season Three Preview – Fr. Paul Snyder

Season 2

April 16, 2019

Episode 17: Open Door's own Danielle Center is interviewed by Fr. Steve!

April 9, 2019

Episode 16: Matthew Barrett, a young lawyer on fire for Christ, visits the Open Door.

April 2, 2019

Episode 15: Dr. Ray Bauer enters the Open Door.

March 26, 2019

Episode 14: The Archbishop of Detroit, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, is our special guest in the Open Door Studio

March 19, 2019

Episode 13: Fr. Grayson Heenan and Julia Kowalski make their way to the Open Door.

March 12, 2019

Episode 12: Karen Ervin, Principal at St. Catherine of Siena Academy in White Lake, brings her unique story to the Open Door.

March 5, 2019

Episode 11: Jeremy Clark, Principal of St. Patrick Grade School in White Lake Michigan, enters the Open Door Studio

February 26, 2019

Episode 10: Marilyn Webb enters the Open Door Studio and shares the Love of Christ with Danielle and Fr. Steve.

February 19, 2019

Episode 9: Christina Marchetti shares the Gospel of Life with Danielle and Fr. Steve.

February 5, 2019

Episode 8: Open Door Policy Season Two Promo

Season 1

January 8, 2019

Episode 7: Kelly and Ariel Ponce, a married couple with 6 kids and a huge heart for Jesus, enter the Open Door

January 1, 2019

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.

December 18, 2018

Episode 5: Opening the Door at Christmas with Fr. Steve and Danielle

December 11, 2018

Episode 4: Sarah Kaczmarek Enters the Open Door

November 27, 2018

Episode 2: Conversation with Juliana Carlini, a nurse and active member of the Archdiocesan young adult community.

November 12, 2018

Episode 1: Conversation with Deacon John McKenzie, transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit, former monk and world traveler.