Canon Daryl assumed the role of national director for The Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) in the United States in 2011. The US office is part of the worldwide ministry to Jewish people begun in London in 1809. CMJ is a mission society of the Anglican Church—the communion of churches around the world that sprang historically from the Church of England. Canon Daryl is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and Trinity Seminary, Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He was called to the Anglican priesthood after 25 years in business.
Fenton previously served as canon to Archbishop Robert Duncan of the Anglican Church in North America, overseeing mission relationships nationally and internationally. He also served as canon and chief operating officer for the Anglican Communion Network, a founding organization of the ACNA.
He served as CEO of Chicago’s Berghoff Restaurant for 14 years, leading a team that planted a church in that historic, downtown restaurant. Upon returning to Wheaton for graduate studies, he served as associate director of the “The Chapel of the Air” radio broadcast.
Fenton served as president and partner of Exporters Inc. from 1988 until 2000, building a trading and marketing company working in Communist Yugoslavia to support missions there. This business eventually extended to central Europe and other Balkan countries. During this period, Dudley Office Products—the UK’s third-largest office products company—asked Daryl to expand its European operations. After returning to the US, he served as director of church relations for Trinity Seminary from 2003 until joining the ACN in 2005.
Daryl has been married to Sandy for 42 years. They have two grown children—Joshua and Amanda—as well as grandchildren Jacob, Ethan, and Alana. The Fentons reside in Harmony Township, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.