Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Former General Seminary dean James Corner Fenhagen dies at 82

From ENS-

A funeral service was held April 9 for the Rev. James Corner Fenhagen, 82, who died at Tidelands Community Hospice in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, on April 5.

The service for Fenhagen was held at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. A committal service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, Washington, D.C., at a later date.

Fenhagen, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was named president and dean of the General Theological Seminary in New York in 1978 and retired from there in 1992. While at General, he taught in areas related to Christian spirituality and the practice of ministry. He was well known for having helped develop the concept of mutual ministry.

He then became director of the Cornerstone Project of the Episcopal Church Foundation, retiring in 1995. Cornerstone explored issues of clergy and congregational health, wholeness and holiness.

Fenhagen served as president and warden of the College of Preachers at Washington National Cathedral from 2001-2004.

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