C.O.R.E. Faculty


Hanh Van Pham, D.Min., is Visiting Professor of Canon Law and Pastoral Care. Father Hanh was born to Mr. & Mrs. Thu and Huong Pham on July 21, 1964, in Ben Da Vung Tau, South Vietnam. On April 30, 1975, when Democratic South Vietnam fell to the Communist North Vietnamese, his family had to flee and evacuate to the United States of America. After residing in New Orleans for a year, his family moved to Garden Grove, California, to reunite with his grandparents, aunts and uncles who were separated from them during the evacuation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University and a Master of Divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas. On June 25, 1991, he was ordained a transitional deacon, and seven months later on January 25, 1992, he was ordained to the priesthood at Corpus Christi Cathedral, Corpus Christi, Texas. He was initially assigned as Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Cathedral, and eventually he was transferred to St. Philip the Apostle Church where he presently serves as pastor. He holds the Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies. Upon the recent publication of his book, Canon Law and the Marriage Tribunal: A Study Guide to Five New Texts (with Discussion Questions for Parish Use), he was appointed Visiting Professor of Canon Law and Pastoral Care at the GTF.

Venue: Good Shepherd Center for Theology and Religious Education, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, TX

Ten Course Listing:

  • A Short History of American Catholicism
  • Catechism of Trent Baltimore
  • Catechism
  • Catechism of The Catholic Church
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Mariology
  • Christology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Angelology
  • How to pray like the saints
  • Exit project 35-50 pages

Good Shepherd Center, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church website

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Micah Hunter, D.S.M., is the Director of Choirs at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Montana.  He also serves as the Site Administrator for the School of Sacred Music, and is active as a music leader at Faith Covenant Church (PCA) in Kalispell.  Micah has earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Montana State University, the Master of Arts in Music Education from Canyon College, and the Doctor of Sacred Music from the Graduate Theological Foundation, having undertaken further graduate studies in music and theology at Boston University and Pensacola Theological Seminary.  Micah lives and works in Kalispell with his wife Rachel, who is also a singer and voice teacher.

 
10 Course Listing:
 
(All courses are correspondence-based Distance Learning courses.)
Students must complete two of the following courses:
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Music Theory III
  • Music Theory IV
Students must complete the following courses in sequence:
  • Music History I
  • Music History II
  • Historical Survey of Sacred Music Influences
  • Philosophy of Music and Ministry
  • Sacred Music Literature
  • Examining Issues in Sacred Music
  • Applied Music
  • Sacred Music Practicum
Before transfering courses into the Bachelor of Sacred Music degree program at the GTF, students must also complete the following:
  • Comprehensive College Equivalency Exams (These exams are administered on-site by a panel of faculty)   
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Rev. Paul Hometowu, D. Min., is Professor of Religious Education in the CORE faculty of the GTF. Dr. Hometowu holds an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Hometowu is a religious consultant, a chaplain of the 37th Military Hospital and the pastor of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Accra, Ghana. Dr. Hometowu taught for a number of years in secondary school in Dzodze, in the Volta Region of Ghana. Dr. Hometowu’s publications include Institutional Chaplaincy Work: Special Family Pastoral Ministry and Christian Worship in Ghana: Contemporary Formation, Pastoral & Theological Challenges.

Venue: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Accra, Ghana (West Africa)

Ten Course Listing:

  • Family of Origin: Genogram, Parenting, Pastoral Counseling & Caring
  • Family Counseling: Children, Basic Religious Doctrines, and Faith Formation Skills Training.
  • Children & Defense Mechanism: Disorders & Pastoral Counseling.
  • Basic Human Behavior Science: Anti-Social Behavior & Personality Disorder
  • Young People & Premarital Pastoral Counseling: A Christian Perspective.
  • Marriage & Basic Problems
  • Sexual Exploitation & Abuse: Pastoral Counseling & Caring
  • Mental Illness in Families: Pastoral Counseling & Caring
  • Church & Internal Breakdown of Fellowship: Church Renewal in Contemporary Troubled Times
  • Pastoral Counseling Theories, Techniques, Procedures, Tools, & Helping Skills

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Nancy Mason Bordley, D. Min., has ministered professionally in the areas of Religious Education and Adult Education, Worship, and Music for over 35 years.  She is a spiritual director and facilitates retreats.  Nancy received a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation, in South Bend, IN, a M.A. in Pastoral Studies, from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, MI and a B.A. in Religious Education from St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake, MI.  Dr. Bordley received a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Dominican Center for Religious Development.

Nancy is founder and operator of her own business, Parish Services, which specializes in contracted lay ministry servicing the Archdiocese of Detroit. In addition she is co-author of ACTS: A Call to Serve, a published program commissioned by the Pontiac Area Vicariate of the Archdiocese of Detroit, designed to train ministers for voluntary service within the Church.

Nancy’s ministry experience includes teaching: Elementary Music Education, RCIA, and Catechist Formation. Her background includes many years of Music Ministry, Worship, Spirituality and Pastoral Care. Nancy has served at several parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is currently on staff at St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish in Auburn Hills and at the Dominican Center for Religious Development in Detroit, MI.

Venue: St. John Fisher University Chapel Parish, Auburn Hills, MI

Ten Course Listing (B.R.E.):

  • The Church and the Vision of Vatican II
  • Theology as Sacred Tradition
  • Catechesis and Growth in Faith
  • Foundations of Sacred Scripture
  • The Call and Charism of Lay Ministry
  • Sacrament:  Sign and Symbol
  • Prayer and Spirituality
  • The Liturgy and the Liturgical Seasons
  • Leadership and the Ministry of Administration
  • Morality and Conscience Formation

Ten Course Listing (B.Th. with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry):

  • The Church and the Vision of Vatican II
  • Theology as Sacred Tradition
  • Foundations of Sacred Scripture
  • Sacrament:  Sign and Symbol
  • Prayer and Spirituality
  • Morality and Conscience Formation
  • The Practice of Pastoral Ministry
  • Spiritual Companioning
  • Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry
  • The Church at Prayer

St. John Fisher parish website

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The Venerable Anthony Stultz holds the master's degrees in Theology from the Episcopal Divinity School of Fairfax University, and a Doctor of Education from the Graduate Theological Foundation. He is the spiritual director of the Blue Mountain Lotus Society in Pennsylvania, and was recently recognized at a world Buddhist event, sponsored by Zen Peacemakers Sangha, as one of the leading representatives in Western Buddhism today. He is also the founder of the Blue Lotus School of Theology, a theological school for the training of engaged Buddhist ministers. Sensei Stultz is a regular guest lecturer at Harvard University. He is also the author of numerous publications in Buddhism.

Venue: Blue Lotus School of Theology, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

Ten Course Listing:

  • Understanding Mythology and the Evolutionary History of Religion
  • History and Legends of Buddhism
  • Buddhist Scriptures and Sacred Writings
  • Western Buddhism
  • Buddhist Theology
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • The Four Directions School of Mindfulness/Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Liturgy Arts and Sacred Languages
  • Fundamentals of Education and Teaching
  • Final Project

Blue Mountain Lotus Society website

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