WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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continued in her career as a development officer for area nonprofits. The spiritual yearning kept building, however, until she decided to quit her job and attend the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She earned her master's degree in pastoral ministry in 2011 and soon thereafter became a part-time chaplain at NWH. When NWH decided to employ its first full-time chaplain, she relished the opportu- nity to take on the expanded role of coordi- nator of spiritual care. She now serves as interfaith chaplain and collaborates with a multi-faith team of part-time chaplains and pastoral care volunteers. "Most people believe in something," Adreani said, but for many, "spiritual" is a much more comfortable and open term than "religious." Unlike most places of worship with a set denomination, a hospital's "con- gregation" is an ever-changing mix of patients and their families. Adreani said she attends medical rounds each week in the ICU, oncol- ogy, and other specialty units to learn about who may be in need of pastoral care. But she and her team are very cognizant of the needs of those who provide front-line patient care, too. "Hospital staff go from bedside to bedside with little time to catch their breath," Adreani said, "let alone begin to process some of the pain and suffering they see each day." She said this includes everyone from doctors and nurses to admin- istrators and custodial staff. 88 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Our Religous Leaders "Most people believe in something."

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