Born in Saigon Vietnam; undergoing formation and study programs at the Dalat Diocese Seminary in Vietnam; arriving in the U.S. as a refugee in 1986; studying at the University of Dallas, TX; entering the Society of the Divine Words Missionaries and studying at the Catholic Theological Union for a priesthood education program; professing vows in 2005 and ordained in 2006; since then assigned to the Divine Word College Seminary for teaching and formation ministries.
B.A. – University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Philosophy), 1997.
M.A. – University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Philosophy), 2000.
M.Div. – Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL (World Mission), 2006.
M.A. – Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL (Systematic Theology), 2007.
Doctor of Ministry – Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL (Intercultural Ministries and Studies), 2014.
Courses taught at DWC
Introduction to Theology; Intermediate Vietnamese I; Intermediate Vietnamese II; Sacraments; World Religions; Missiology; Interreligious Dialogue; Liturgical Practicum; Catholic Social Teaching; Ethics (Philosophy); Christian Ethics; Theology of Vatican II; New Testament.
Religion and culture in ministry, theological inculturation, modern philosophy.
Writing a monthly faith and theological article for the Vietnamese Catholic Magazine titled “Our Lady of Perpetual Help Magazine,” published by the American Affiliated Province of the Redemptorists in Vietnam.
Member: Catholic Theological Society of America
Vietnamese, French, German, reading knowledge of Spanish and Latin.
Studying and serving for two years in parishes in Germany in the SVD Overseas Training Program