St. John School Staff
Ms. Renee Hornby
Having been a classroom teacher for 15 years in the Diocese of Lansing, Ms. Renee Hornby heard the call from the Holy Spirit to return to school to become a principal. After serving at another diocesan school as principal for 4 years, Ms. Hornby joined the St. John community in 2022. “I’m blessed to be a part of St. John Parish and School. The entire community is welcoming, faith-filled, and a part of a big church family.”
BA Alma College: Major – Elementary Education, Minors – Mathematics and Science
MA Michigan State University: Literacy and Language, emphasis in technology
MA Michigan State University: K12 Educational Administration
Advanced Catechist Certificate
Rev. Fr. Charles Canoy
Before entering seminary, Fr. Canoy studied two years at Franciscan University in Ohio and a year in Rome. A transformative 30-day Ignatian retreat during the Lent of 2001 prompted him to pursue the diocesan priesthood and enter Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where he earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.), graduating summa cum laude in 2005.
On June 11, 2005, Fr. Canoy was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He served for five years at two parishes, St. Thomas the Apostle in downtown Ann Arbor and St. Andrew the Apostle in Saline, Michigan. In 2010, he then served on the faculty of the same seminary from which he graduated, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, for four years while completing his S.T.L. degree from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas with a specialty in the New Evangelization in 2014. Fr. Chas been serving as the pastor at St. John the Evangelist in Jackson, Michigan ever since.
Fr. Chas still enjoys his childhood sport of golf, but now with a glass of bourbon on the rocks afterward.