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Dr. Hung Pham, SJ

Father Hung Pham, a Jesuit priest, currently serves as the Provincial Assistant for Formation of the Jesuits USA Central Southern Province as well as Director of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality of the Province.

In the role of Formation Assistant, he accompanies young Jesuits: scholastics, brothers and young priests in their intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation prior to being fully admitted to their final profession. As director of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality, he collaborates and partners with other Ignatian leaders to promote the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises in various cultural and racial context both in-person and online for the Province and beyond.

Before being missioned to these roles, Fr. Pham spent 7 years teaching Ignatian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara
University in Berkeley, California. A Jesuit for 26 years, he taught Biology and Chemistry at St. Louis University High School and served as a teacher-trainer with the Jesuit Refugee Services in Thailand before studying to be ordained to the priesthood. Ministerially and pastorally, Fr. Pham has lectured and led seminars on different Ignatian themes and topics as well as directed numerous Ignatian workshops and retreats in Belize, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam. For recreation, he enjoys good meals with friends and a good game of tennis.