Janice Zazinski, Church Administrator, has an eclectic work history that started when she was a hospital “candy striper” in her hometown of Fort Lee, New Jersey. Prior to The First Church in Belmont, she worked at The First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist, as assistant to the Congregational Administrator. If you’re a coffee or tea fan, you might recognize her as the manager of the Peet’s Coffee retail stores in Lexington and Harvard Square, where she worked for nearly nine years. She’s also worked in public relations at BU, MIT, a private nonprofit housing agency, and a New York agency. She has a BA in Philosophy from The George Washington University and has waited tables more places than she can count on both hands.
Janice is a longtime veg*an (32 years) and a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist with a part-time practice, Beloved Companion Animal Massage. For fun she crochets, plays the ukulele, does the NY Times Saturday crossword in red pen, teaches her dogs tricks, and takes day trips to the Montague Book Mill (their motto: “Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.”).
She lives in Medford with her husband, Rob Kinslow (currently a ministerial intern at The First Parish in Taunton) and their rescue dogs, Daisy and Petey. She bicycles in to work most temperate days … that’s her Bianchi, with the cool saddlebags, parked at the rack.