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Rachel is a practitioner and scholar of contemplative theology, peace-building, interreligious dialogue and spiritual caregiving. She holds a graduate degree in teaching from Towson University and a religious studies graduate degree from the Earlham School of Religion. Rachel is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker).
Rachel loves traveling and has discovered pilgrimage as a central narrative for her life. Rachel currently works full time as a staff chaplain at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care, of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center campus in Lebanon, NH. In the past Rachel worked as an interfaith staff chaplain at several Boston-area hospitals and she also taught Spiritual Caregiving to volunteers working with elders.
Rachel lives in Strafford, Vermont with her husband Ben, her son Gideon and their cat Miss Marple. Her family attends Hanover Friends Meeting and is finding ways to participate in that spiritual community. In her free time, she studies Spanish, herbalism, and gourmet cooking. Rachel enjoys hosting friends and family for great food and board games. She also loves gardening, quilting, taking photos, exploring the outdoors and writing.