Gene Hagenberger retires as executive minister for Mid-Atlantic District

Gene Hagenberger retires as Mid-Atlantic District executive minister on July 15, with compensation continuing through Nov. 30. He has served in leadership of the district for more than 13 years, beginning in the role on Aug. 1, 2009.

During his tenure, Hagenberger served in various roles on the Council of District Executives related to gifts discernment and executive training and development. Most recently he has been the council’s representative to the Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference.

Licensed by Burnham Church of the Brethren in Middle Pennsylvania District in 1975, he was ordained by Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren in Mid-Atlantic District in 1985. Prior to his role as district executive, he pastored congregations in Virlina, Middle Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic Districts, most recently at the Easton congregation.

He holds degrees from Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, Drew Theological Seminary, and Western Maryland College, and a certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition, he holds an executive certificate in Religious Fundraising from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.


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