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Rev. Rich Hayes is a Hospice Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor. He is a graduate of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and began his hospice career in 1997 becoming chaplain at HospiceCare in the Berkshires in 2006. He is a musician, author, a member of The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Spiritual Directors International (SDI). He offers spiritual direction as well as spiritual counseling to seekers from all traditions. He also specializes in serving people with dementia and incorporates music as both therapy and a means to connect with the cognitively impaired. He has served as an advisor to Head Start of Berkshire County. Rich has a background in business and management and served as a client advocate in emergency services at Berkshire Community Action Council where he also developed and taught a financial literacy program. Although Rich chooses not to be affiliated with any particular faith or religion, wishing to serve all people, he has been a frequent guest minister conducting worship services at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield since 2005, The Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire County since 2009, as well as numerous community interfaith services throughout Berkshire County officiating wedding ceremonies and other events. He has been a frequent guest of the award winning local TV show, "Inside Hospice" and featured on radio. In his spare time he continues to write and record music.