Senior Vice President of Counseling and Family Support
Rabbi Dr. Gary Fink is a pastoral counselor who specializes in grief, loss, and life-limiting illness. He leads the Montgomery Hospice chaplaincy staff, oversees the volunteer program, and provides education throughout the community in the field of end-of-life care and counseling. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the Psychology/Thanatology Graduate Program at Hood College in Frederick, MD.
Rabbi Fink earned a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Howard University School of Divinity. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Thanatology, the study of death and dying, and completed Dementia Care Certification training through the Copper Ridge Institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.
A native of Maryland, he was named Rabbi Emeritus of Oseh Shalom Congregation in Laurel, MD, in recognition of more than 25 years of service in the congregational ministry, from which he retired in order to work full-time in the field of end-of-life care and counseling.
Rabbi Fink is a recipient of the James F Jenkins Pillar of Faith Award for transformational spiritual leadership, given by the Howard University School of Divinity and the United Church of Christ Friends of HUSD.