Born in Saigon, Vietnam. Education and training in the Dalat Diocese Minor and Major Seminaries. Arriving in the U.S. as a refugee in 1986. Working and then coming to school for philosophy at the University of Dallas. Joining the Society of Divine Word in 1999 and starting theology studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Professing perpetual vows in 2005 and ordained priest in 2006. Starting ministry of teaching and formation since 2006 until the present time.
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.
Introduction to Theology, Sacraments, Liturgical Practicum, Intermediate Vietnamese, World Religions, Missiology, Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican II Theology, Catholic Social Teaching, Christian Ethics, Ethics (Philosophy).
Religion and culture in ministry, theological inculturation, modern philosophy.
Vietnamese, French, German, reading knowledge of Spanish and Latin.
Learning and training in the language/culture program and serving in a parish ministry in Germany