Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro ’97

Rev. Gina Finocchiaro is ordained in the United Church of Christ and is deeply involved in social justice issues.

The Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro currently serves as the Protestant Chaplain. She lives on campus in a girls' dorm, teaches in the Empathy, Balance & Inclusion curriculum, coordinates All School Meeting, and juggles a million other roles on campus! Ordained in the United Church of Christ, she has pastored churches in Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire always deeply involved in the justice and social issues of the wider community where she lives and serves. Andover was a place where Gina found her voice and sense of self, as a student. There were tremendous adults that supported, counseled, challenged, and encouraged her. It is an honor to now be one of the adults on campus to uphold, to walk alongside, and to empower students coming into their own. Rev. Gina has a passion for hospice care, bereavement work, and choral singing, often deeply enmeshed in volunteering for local non-profits. Her academic background is in English and African & African-American Studies (Mount Holyoke College), with a graduate degree in Divinity (Yale University). She has specialized training in conflict management, interim leadership in churches, and diversity work. She also harbors a love for literature, poetry, travel, cooking, gardening, writing, and dogs— particularly, her black Labrador, Elijah.

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