Name: Robert J. DeLand
Date of Birth: February 23, 1947
Date of Ordination: June 17, 1973
Previous primary assignments:
Associate pastor, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish; chaplain at All Saints High School, Bay City: July 1973-July 1975
Director of the Office of Church Ministries and Vocations Director: July 1975 - July 1980
Associate pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Bay City: 1976-78
Chaplain, Ss Peter and Paul High School: June 1978-August 1980
Co-director of the Permanent Diaconate Program: July 1976 - July 1980
Associate pastor, St. Stephen Parish, Saginaw: July 1980 - July 1981
Pastor, St. Boniface, Bay City: July 1981 - July 1987
Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Essexville: July 1987 - July 1991
Graduate student at American University, Belgium, studying canon law: September 1991 - July 1993. He earned a licentiate in canon law.
Upon return to the Diocese of Saginaw, he worked in various capacities in the diocesan Tribunal.
Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Saginaw: July 1993 - July 1995
Pastor, Ss. Peter and Paul, Saginaw: July 1995 - July 2005
Chaplain, Nouvel Catholic Central High School: 1993 - 2005
Judicial Vicar: 2001 - February 26, 2018
Pastor, St. James Parish; chaplain at All Saints High School, Bay City: July 14, 2005 - July 1, 2011. He also led a variety of outreach programs, as well as national and international mission trips.
Pastor, St. Agnes, Freeland: July 2011 - February 26, 2018
Placed on Administrative leave: February 26, 2018
Permanently removed: April 25, 2019
Laicized (does not function as a priest): September 7, 2022
Note: The term “chaplain” was sometimes substituted with the word “pastor.”