The Very Rev. Gideon L. K. Pollach

The Very Rev. Gideon Pollach

Gideon is the Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.  He serves as the Dean of the North Nassau region of the Diocese of Long Island.  Gideon is the Chair of the Long Island-CAN an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation community organizing network. Gideon has been active in that organization’s effort to end the opioid overdose and addiction epidemic on Long Island and part of the network’s larger efforts on owner-occupied housing and green energy.  

He is a member of the chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY, a board member of the Outreach Development Corporation, a substance abuse treatment provider in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, New York, the Elewana Education Project, the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States. He is a past trustee of the East Woods School in Oyster Bay Cove, NY and the Mercer School of Theology in Garden City, New York. 

Gideon previously served as Head Chaplain at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Chaplain at Shrine Mont, Associate at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City, and in Christian formation and youth leadership roles at St. Stephen’s Church Richmond and Christ Church, Alexandria as well as Clerk to the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, the 12th Bishop of Virginia.

Gideon is a graduate of The General Theological Seminary, Trinity College and St. Albans School, and a former Thomas J. Watson Fellow. Gideon is a parent of four (Abigael, Woodford, Peyton, and Tilghman), married to Sarah Broaddus Pollach, a Nurse Practitioner with Optum Health.