Andrea Zucker was ordained as an interfaith minister through the Chaplaincy Institue of Maine (ChIME) in 2012. Her training included working in hospitals and with seniors in the nursing care, assisted, and independent living units of two sister Erickson retirement communities in eastern Massachusetts. Most recently, she served as a chaplain for Baystate VNA and Hospice in Springfield, where she worked with hospice patients and families, as well as with the pediatric palliative program to support families with children experiencing life-threatening or life-limiting illness. Before becoming a minister, Andrea taught high school English and creative writing, and theatre to young people from elementary through high school. She loves knitting, gardening, and writing poetry and personal essays--currently through her journal on Caring Bridge. She lives with her husband Rob in western Massachusetts, with two adult children close by, and their first grandchild due in January!