Fenner appointed endorsing agent for the UMC

GBHEMLOGOGBHEM General Secretary Kim Cape and Associate General Secretary Myron Wingfield recently announced the appointment of the Rev. Bruce Fenner as the new endorsing agent in the Division of Ordained Ministry’s United Methodist Endorsing Agency. He is currently director of extension ministry and pastoral care at GBHEM.

Fenner’s appointment is effective January 1, 2015, upon the retirement of the Rev. Tom Carter in December 2014. Carter has served as endorsing agent since 2012.

In his new role, Fenner will be responsible for directing ecclesiastical approval and endorsement operations, sharing leadership for the continuing education program and overseeing the work of the Endorsement Committee. Additionally, he will relate to the endorser networks to ensure standards for professional requirement/certification cohere with United Methodist understanding of ministry in military and other governmental settings.  He will manage the Chaplain Pension Grant Fund and coordinate recommendations for awarding four scholarship programs for chaplains and chaplain candidates in coordination with GBHEM’s Office of Loans and Scholarships.

“Bruce has been an integral part of the United Methodist Endorsing Agency (UMEA) since he began employment with the GBHEM in March 2010.  We are excited to have him share his gifts, talents, and experiences with us in new ways and look forward to his leadership,” said Cape.

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I was proud to be Bruce’s pastor when he worked in DC, prior to moving to Nashville. Still proud to call him a friend. A man of integrity, hard work and humor. Congratulations, Bruce!

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