Diocesan News

State Leadership Team

The new leadership team for the New York State Knights of Columbus was installed last weekend with Brooklynite Kenneth Latham Jr. as the new State Deputy. Seated above, from left: Father Jeff Nowak, associate state chaplain, Diocese of Buffalo; Father Brian McWeeney, administrative state chaplain, Archdiocese of NY; Arthur Harris, NYS diocesan liaison, Diocese of Rochester; State Deputy Latham; Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Diocese of Brooklyn; Jose Jimenez, vice president of Fraternal Mission, New Haven; Father Michael Gelfant, associate state chaplain, Diocese of Brooklyn. Standing: Michael Flannagan, state advocate, Diocese of Rochester; Wally Wych, state secretary, Archdiocese of NY; Deacon Charles Esposito, state treasurer, Diocese of Buffalo; and Edmund Newborn, State Warden, Archdiocese of New York. Below, the new K. of C. state directors from Brooklyn and Queens are, from left: Louis Pepe, religious activities; Robert Graziano, programs; State De­­puty Latham; Edward Willie, membership; Rocco D’Erasmo, charitable activities; and James Thompson, youth activities. (Photo Krispin Reyes)