Fr. Stephen Kha Nguyen, SVD

Fr. Stephen Kha Nguyen, SVD

Assistant Professor of Theology

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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.

Research Interests

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.

Professional Affiliations

Member: Catholic Theological Society of America


Vietnamese, French, German, reading knowledge of Spanish and Latin.

Intercultural Experience

Studying and serving for two years in parishes in Germany in the SVD Overseas Training Program

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