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Fran Ashe

B.A. Accounting, Walsh College (1977); Certified Public Accountant (AICPA, MACPA); Certified in Project Management.


Fran is the Director of  the Office of Financial Services at the Archdiocese of Detroit (2009 to present), and previously served as Director of the Office of Parish Support Services at the Archdiocese (2003-2009).  Fran has thirty years’ business background in accounting, management, consulting, training, business administration, and project management, with specific knowledge of Archdiocese of Detroit financial policies and procedures.

John D. Meldrum

John D. Meldrum, B.A., M.A.

Assistant Dean of Studies, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research


Telephone: (313) 883-8512
Office Hours: By appointment
Courses Taught: HIS 300: U.S. History to 1877 (3 cr)
  MNS 101: Theology of Ministry (2 cr)


John Meldrum began his career in higher education in 2000 working as a student tour guide in the Office of Admissions at Oakland University (OU), where he was eventually brought on as a full-time employee.  John worked in various departments at OU, including Undergraduate Admissions, Kresge Library, and Project Upward Bound.

Tamra Fromm

B.A., M.B.A., M.A.


Mrs. Fromm earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations/Russian language from Michigan State University in 1988, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Marketing from University of Michigan - Dearborn in 1999, and a Master of Theology (M.A.) specializing in the New Evangelization from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2010. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Maryvale Institute/Liverpool Hope University where her dissertation topic will focus on models of evangelization from a cross-confessional perspective.


Prior to working for the Catholic

Fr. Chas Canoy

St. John the Evangelist Parish
711 North Francis Street
Jackson, MI  49201
(517) 784-0553


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Rev. Fr. Charles J. Canoy is a priest of the Diocese of Lansing in Michigan, specializing in the new evangelization.  “Father Chas” was born in the Philippines in 1972, but he grew up in the midwestern college town of Columbia, Missouri.

Astrid Caicedo

B.A., College of Liberal Arts, Assistant Dean of Studies. B.A., (Political Science, French Language and Literature), University of Michigan, 1981. At SHMS 2008-

Rev. Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness

Rev. Msgr. Todd Lajiness earned an AB in Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 1990. He completed an STB at the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1993, followed by an STL in Fundamental Theology also from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1995. 


Following his ordination to the priesthood in 1995, he served as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Victory in Northville Michigan and as Instructor of Theology in the College of Liberal Arts at Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 1996-1997. He was appointed Secretary to His Eminence Edmund Cardinal Szoka, President of the Pontifical

Dr. Eduardo J. Echeverria

B.A., STL, Ph.D. Graduate School of Theology, Professor of Philosophy and Theology. Ph.D, Philosophy, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1981; Drs., Philosophy and Systematic Theology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1977; S.T.L., University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, (Angelicum), 2009; B.A., Philosophy, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, 1973. At SHMS since 2003.

Janet Diaz

Dean, Institute for Ministry
B.A., M.A., M.A.P.S., D.Min.
Dr. Janet Diaz earned her BA degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh (1977).  She continued at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her MA degree (1982) in Linguistics, with a certificate as an Instructor in English as a Second Language.  Dr. Diaz earned her Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2008 and her Doctor of Ministry degree at Barry University in 2013.


Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 883-8500