James Fenhagen

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James Fenhagen PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC - The Reverend James Corner Fenhagen, 82, died at Tidelands Community Hospice on April 5, 2012. The Reverend Fenhagen was a native of Baltimore, MD and graduated from St. Paul's School. He attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington VA before receiving his BA from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN in 1951. He received a Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1954, and in later years was awarded honorary degrees from the Virginia Theological Seminary, the University of the South School of Theology, and Washington and Lee University. The Reverend Fenhagen served as Rector of several parishes in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and at St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal Church in Columbia SC before becoming active in academic settings. He was Director of the Church and Ministry Program at the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He was named President and Dean of the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1978 and retired from there in 1992. He then became Director of the Cornerstone Project of the Episcopal Church Foundation, retiring in 1995. He came out of retirement to serve as President and Warden of the College of Preachers at Washington National Cathedral, from 2001-2004. He authored five books and lectured at and led conferences in the US and abroad. Locally, he served as the Chairman for the Georgetown County Mental Health Association and was a member of Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. He attended Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawleys Island, SC. The Reverend Fenhagen is survived by his wife Eulalie McFall Fenhagen; two sons, James Corner Fenhagen 111 and his wife Julianne (Montclair NJ) and John McFall Fenhagen (Georgetown, SC); two grandchildren, Aaron David Fenhagen and Jessica Moreno Trahan. He was predeceased in 2005 by a daughter Eulalie (Leila) Swinton Fenhagen. A funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church on Monday, April 9, at 3pm and a committal service will be held at St John's Georgetown Parish, Washington DC, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, PO Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585, or Tidelands Community Hospice Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC, 29440. The Georgetown, SC Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 7, 2012
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