Rabbi Gary S. Fink

Gary S. Fink, D.Min., is a pastoral counselor who specializes in bereavement, loss and life-limiting illness. He serves as chaplain at Montgomery Hospice in Rockville, Md., and has served as project coordinator for the Montgomery Hospice Dementia Initiative, providing education and training for professional caregivers and families of people with dementia.

Rabbi Fink teaches in the Psychology Graduate Program at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and conducts classes in Ethics for the Florence Melton Continuing Education program.

He was named Rabbi Emeritus of Oseh Shalom Congregation in recognition of more than 25 years of service in the congregational ministry.

Rabbi Fink was ordained at Hebrew Union College and earned a Doctorate of Ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity, concentrating in end-of-life care and counseling. He holds a graduate Certificate in Thanatology. His recent publications include the chapter "Legacy and Spirituality at the End of Life" in Spirituality and End of Life Care, published in 2011 by the Hospice Foundation of America.