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 currently resides in Parma, Ohio with his dog Harper, and cats Spot and Willie.
Hannah Koby – Organist & Choirmaster
Organist and Choirmaster Hannah Koby brings diverse church music experience in the U.S. and Germany to her work at St. James. She has previously served congregations in Ohio and Indiana, most recently as Organist and Choir Director at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chesterton, Indiana.
In May 2018, Hannah earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music/Organ from Valparaiso University (Indiana), where she studied organ with Dr. Lorraine Brugh and Dr. Sunghee Kim, piano with Nicole Lee, and voice with Maura Janton Cock. As a four-year member of the University Chorale, Hannah served as section leader and choral librarian and participated in concert tours in Germany and the U.S. She also earned a German minor and graduated as a Christ College Scholar (interdisciplinary honors college).
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Hannah served as Church Music Intern at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the birthplace of the Lutheran Reformation, where she played numerous worship services and organ concerts and assisted with all aspects of the church music program. Hannah previously spent a semester in Germany at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik (College of Church Music) in Rottenburg am Neckar, where she studied organ with Heinrich Walther and voice with Christine Müller.
Hannah is now pursuing a Master of Music in Organ at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with Todd Wilson. In addition to her music studies, Hannah is preparing to become a deaconess and is currently in the Education and Formation process of the Lutheran Diaconal Association.