Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick was born in Decatur, IL.
He graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, and received a Master of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary, New York, NY. He also has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL. Following his graduation from seminary, he served as an assisting priest at St. Peter’s Church, Morristown, NJ, from 1986 to 1990.
From 1990 to 2000, he served as the priest-in-charge of Grace Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He came to Hawai‘i in 2000 as a member of the Bishop’s staff, serving as the Canon to the Ordinary (executive officer) beginning in 2002. His ministry in Hawai‘i also included serving as the priest-in-charge of congregations in Kapolei and Honolulu.
He was elected as 5th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi on October 20, 2006 and was ordained as Bishop on March 10, 2007.
He serves on the boards of ʻIolani School, St. Andrew’s Schools, Seabury Hall, Camp Mokuleʻia and St. John’s School (Guam). His wife, Bea, is a registered nurse.
He has two adult sons and a 1-year old grandson.