Priest Profile


Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove


Age: 41

Years in the priesthood: 10

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam

Favorite pastime:  Swimming, tennis and travel

Favorite book:  “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite food:  Seafood

First job: “Selling candies and lottery tickets in the streets of Saigon.”

Any job in the world: Artist

Three people at a dinner party:  Mother Teresa, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Pope Francis

Favorite scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”