District Executive Minister

Gene Hagenberger, District Executive Minister

Gene Hagenberger, District Executive Minister

The District Executive Minister (DEM) serves a critical role within the District. He guides, counsels, and encourages District and local church workers in the development of vital and well-balanced church programs.  He understands and provides guidance on Church of the Brethren polity and procedures.

The DEM’s duties include:

  • Facilitating pastoral placement
  • Encouraging congregational health and vitality
  • Supporting ongoing credentialing of ministers
  • Providing spiritual support to pastoral leadership
  • Working with the Leadership Team to discern the vision and mission of the District
  • Providing input related to the District’s finances and property
  • Promoting unity and cohesion within the District