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Our New Deacon!


I am delighted to announce that the Rev. Deacon Robert Zito (Bob) will be joining the staff of Christ the King. We are blessed to have a wonderful deacon in Robin–and now we will have two! Our cup runneth over. Bob and his wife Dana Cole moved upstate last year, when Bob accepted a position as assistant professor at Marist College. He took a year to visit churches and discern a call. With Bishop Dietsche’s approval, he discerned a call to Christ the King. Welcome to Bob and Dana!










The Rev. Deacon Robert J.A. Zito, J.D. The Rev. Deacon Robert J.A. Zito, J.D. was ordained on May 19, 2001 (the Feast of St. Dunstan) at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by The Rt. Rev. Richard F. Grein, fourteenth Bishop of New York. Bob previously has served at Church of the Incarnation and Trinity Church Wall Street. While at Trinity Wall Street, Bob originated an experiential discussion group titled The Broad Way, using the Eucharist Lectionary for its source material. He is the Canon (Title IV) Church Attorney for the Episcopal Diocese of New York and has served on various diocesan committees over the years. In 2015, The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche presented Bob with the Episcopal Diocese of New York Servant of Justice Award. In 2017, he was invested with the rank of Knight of Justice of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, under the auspices of HM Elizabeth II, in which he currently serves as Chapter Member of the Priory of the United States and New York Regional Chair. In his secular life, Bob practiced law for over three decades, handling a variety of business, corporate and securities matters around the world. He is a graduate of Tulane University and New York Law School, and now a member of the full-time faculty of Marist College School of Management in Poughkeepsie, New York as Assistant Professor of Business Law. Bob lives in New Paltz, New York with his wife Dana Sabin Cole and their two PBGV dogs, Clancy and Chowder. Bob loves to cook, plays the guitar, and together, they enjoy hiking, biking, birding, tennis, golf, sailing, reading and charitable work.

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