The Rev. Marie A. Bacchiocchi was raised Roman Catholic in Mansfield, Massachusetts where she learned how to be an ardent Boston sports fan. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and her MAT in elementary education from Rhode Island College. Marie is a trained Spiritual Director from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, Arizona. She has served congregations in Arizona, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island and served the Central Atlantic Conference as Associate Conference Minister. She loves working with individuals and congregations assisting them in discovering where God’s spirit is leading them, while contextualizing faith to our current society and culture. When not doing ministry, you will find Marie on the ballroom dance competition floor. She shares her home with the cats: Keykey, Willow, and Peekaboo.