Ben is a Navy “brat” and like his father enlisted in the Navy. He later attended the U.S. Naval Academy earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He also earned a Master’s degree in Information Management. Ben served in uniform for over three decades and accumulated over 3,500 hours as a Navy Pilot.
Eager to continue in the “tradition of service,” he joined the KofC. He found a rewarding way to continue to “serve” …and do so in an unapologetically Catholic way. He is one of a select few that has earned a place in the Supreme Knights Club and as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table during his first full year as an agent.
Ben and his wife, Stefanie, and their four sons are active parishioners at St. Gregory the Great. Stefanie teaches 5th Grade at St. Gregory’s. Ben serves on the Church’s Pastoral Council, as Lay Eucharistic Minister Captain, and Sacristan.
Knights of Columbus Abbate Agency
Virginia Beach Office
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4646 Princess Anne Rd., Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23462