Sr. Theresa Tran, SCC

Instructor of Theology and Religious Studies

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Sr. Theresa Marie Tran, SCC arrived as refugee in the United States in 1980s.  Her experience as a refugee led her to a vocation as religious member with the Sisters of Christian Charity, with its headquarters in Wilmette of the greater Chicago area.   Drawing from her early experience of Vietnamese culture and educational training in the United States, Sr. Theresa Marie developed an interest in helping and serving people from the position of a Catholic Christian.  In addition to teaching, Sr. Theresa Marie is experienced in Pastoral counseling and Spiritual Direction.


B.S. – Loyola University, Chicago, IL (Education)
M.A. – Loyola University, Chicago, IL (Pastoral Counseling)
Certification in Family Counseling – Chicago Center for Family Health, Chicago
Certification in Spiritual Direction – Archdiocese of New Orleans Spiritual Center, New Orleans
Certification in Pastoral Studies -- Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Courses taught

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Prayer, Pastoral Counseling, Ministerial and Theological Integration, Pastoral Practicum

Professional Affiliations

ACA American Counseling Association
IMHC Illinois Mental Health Counselors
SDI   Spiritual Directors International
ICA   Illinois Counseling Association


Vietnamese, some Spanish

Intercultural Experience

Six mission trips to Nicaragua
Six weeks of immersion experience in Uruguay
Four weeks of immersion experience in Argentina

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