Most Rev. Robert J. Fisher
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
The oldest of the four children of Robert and Trudy Fisher, Robert Joseph Fisher was born in Detroit and attended Epiphany and St. Bede Elementary schools before graduating from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
He went on to the University of Detroit, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science. During his summers, he worked for the Catholic Youth Organization at their summer camps near Port Sanilac, Michigan. After graduating, he worked full time for the CYO overseeing the Camping Services Department.
While working for the CYO he began his discernment of the diocesan priesthood and entered formation at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the fall of 1986, earning a Master of Divinity degree.
After being ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit by Adam Cardinal Maida in 1992, he was sent as associate pastor to Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Grosse Pointe Woods. In 1995, Cardinal Maida assigned him as the Director of Priestly Vocations for the Archdiocese.
In 2000, he was named pastor of St. Angela in Roseville, in 2003, St. Lawrence in Utica, and from March 2014 through June 2017, served as rector of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak.
During his pastorates, he has been a seminarian mentor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and served on the Program Review Committee and the Presbyteral Council. Currently he is a member of the Catholic Schools Council and the Board of Directors of the Catholic Youth Organization.