Marlon De La Torre, MA, MEd., Ph.D.

I currently serve as the Archdiocesan Director for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Chief Catechetical Consultant for Adventure Catechism Media, Inc. I also serve as a professor and national speaker in the areas of Catholic education, evangelization, catechetics, Catholic theology and doctrine and catechetical formation for religious educators in a parish, schoool and adult settings.    

Professional Catechetical Background 

My professional catechetical background spans over twenty-five years having served as a Parish Director of Religious Education for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Diocesan Director of Religious Education and Apologetics for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic High School Principal and Chair of Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and Executive Coordinator for the Pastoral Provision in conjunction with the Holy See and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dioesan Department Director for Evangelization and Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and Diocesan Chair in collaboration with the USCCB for the National Catholic Hispanic V Encuentro.

Professional Teaching Background

I currently serve as an Adjunct Professor of Catechetics for Catholic Distance University;  served as a professor of Catechetics for the Diocese of Fort Worth Permanent Deaconate Formation Program; currently serveProfessor and Tract Coordinator for Franciscan Universities Catechetical Institute and the St. John Bosco Conference and Master Catechists and presenter for Catholic Brain Inc.

I served as adjunct professor of Catechetics for Holy Trinity Seminary in the Diocese of Dallas between 2011-2013. 

Published works include my first book entitled: Screwtape Teaches the Faith a work paralleling C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters with the Catechism of the Catholic Church published by Saint Benedict Press (2011) and Contributor to: Man Up:How To Become A New Catholic Renaissance Man published by Bezalel Books (2014).

Published Articles: My articles have appeared on: catholicmom.com, catholicexchange.com, catholiclane.com, “The Sower International Catechetical Journal, newadvent.org, Shalom media, the North Texas Catholic and Catholic News Agency. 

Education: I attended Franciscan University of Steubenville earning undergraduate degrees in Theology and Mental Health and Human services and a Master Degree in Theology with a Concentration in Catechetics. I attended the University of Saint Mary and earned a Masters in Educational Administration and Curriculum and completed my Ph.D. in Catechetics, Catholic Education, and Doctrine through the University of Notre Dame-Australia. 

Television and radio credits include: EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa discussing his book Screwtape Teaches the Faith, Fe Y Vida-EWTN in Spanish with Pepe Alonso and frequent EWTN Radio guest appearances on the Sonrise Morning Show with Annie Mitchel and Matt Swaim, Al Kresta Live with Al Kresta, Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, Relevant Radio, and the Guadalupe Radio Network.

My most important ministry is my family! I’ve been happily married to my wife Amy for almost twenty-five years and are blessed with four wonderful children Miguel, Gabriella, Maria and Gianna.