The Reverend Daniel J. Jennings – Rector
Father Jennings was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a “cradle Episcopalian”, and his family continue there as long-time members of St. Paul’s Anglican Catholic Church. Prior to seeking ordination, Father Jennings worked for nearly thirty years at the World Headquarters of Amway Corporation in the Information Technology division. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Father Jennings was ordained to the Deaconate in 2004 and the Priesthood in 2006 by the Rt. Reverend Rommie M. Starks. He has served as Curate at St. Paul’s in Grand Rapids, and St. Patrick’s, in Comstock, Michigan, and as Chief Curate at the Cathedral Church of St. Edward the Confessor in Indianapolis. In February 2014 Father Jennings accepted a call from St. James Anglican Catholic Church in Cleveland, OH, to be their Rector, and was instituted on March 30 of that year by Bishop Starks. Father Jennings and his wife, Catherine currently reside in Parma, Ohio with their dog Harper, and their cats Spot and Willie.
Garrett Law – Organist & Choirmaster
Garrett Law was appointed Organist and Choirmaster at St. James in June 2016. Previously he served as assistant Organist and Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, OH, where, under the mentorship of Daniel Fortune, Garrett developed an affinity for the Anglican choral and organ tradition.
Garrett is also a student of Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is expected to graduate with a Bachelor of Music in organ performance and music theory in the spring of 2017. Dr. Diane Urista advises Garrett’s senior thesis which explores the influence of Impressionism and gregorian chant from the Liber Usualis on Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, op. 9. Garrett also studies voice with Dr. Dean Southern, piano with Gerardo Teissioniere, and is a German minor at Case Western Reserve University. After completing his undergraduate degree, Garrett will continue his studies at CIM for a fifth year as part of the accelerated BM/MM program.
Before coming to Cleveland, Garrett studied organ with Thomas Bara at the Interlochen Arts Academy. In the summer of 2014, the American Guild of Organists named Garrett a winner of the Pogorzelski-Yankee Scholarship competition which provides support for his studies at CIM. In his spare time Garrett enjoys speaking German, reading about the history of music and the church, and visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art.