Fr. Rob Allore, SJ - Chaplain
Fr. Hien Nguyen - Coordinator
Father Hien was born in Nha Trang, South Vietnam during the Civil War of which his father was fighting as a politician for the Republic. After few years of hiding in Mekong Delta from the communists, he and his family escaped from Vietnam and took refuge in Pulau, Galang in 1983 under the protection of the United Nations. He and his family were sponsored with the help of the Jesuits in Montreal and Immaculate Conception Parish in Vancouver. They arrived in Vancouver on January 18, 1988. At once, he enrolled in the General Education at David Thompson Secondary and entered the Seminary of Christ the King in 1990. After discerning his vocation for ten years at Christ the King Seminary while obtaining his high school diploma, B.A. Phil, and B.A. Th., he was ordained to the priesthood for the Vancouver Archdiocese on May 13, 2000.
His first assignment was at Immaculate Conception Parish in Delta as an assistant pastor for two years. After that, he was assigned and worked part-time in different parishes as well as in the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations. In the summer of 2010, he went to Rome and studied at the Gregorian Pontifical University for his Diploma in Formation and a Licentiate in Theology (STL), specialized in Spirituality.
After finishing his studies in Rome, he was given a new assignment at Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s College and at present is involved with Campus Ministry and Student Life. Father Hien is also a part-time Assistant Pastor at St. John the Apostle Parish.
Kevin Eng, Coordinator of Music Ministry
Kevin’s passion for teaching music and performing became a reality in 2005 when he left his full time job in software development and began teaching, arranging, performing, and directing music full time. Prior to that year, he had been performing as a musician for wedding ceremonies and special events, as a keyboard player in the orchestra for music theatre performances, and was involved in music ministry for St. Paul’s church in Richmond as a piano player during Sunday service and worship leader for their youth retreats. He currently serves as the music director at St. Mark’s College chapel on the University of British Columbia campus, and teaches music privately and at the Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, B.C. He has had classical training in piano, and holds the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) teacher’s diploma.