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EAPI RESIDENTIAL STAFF MEMBERS


FR. PETER O. POJOL, SJ
Director

Peter, a Chinese-Filipino, obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering before joining the Society of Jesus. In the course of his formation, he completed master’s degrees in philosophy and pastoral ministry (Ateneo de Manila University) and the STB (Loyola School of Theology). A couple of years after being ordained priest, he proceeded to Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). He returned to Manila and served at Loyola School of Theology as teacher and administrator. During this time, he was invited yearly to teach at EAPI. He joined EAPI full-time in 2017. His areas of interest are Fundamental Moral Theology, Sexual Ethics, Bioethics, and Pastoral Moral Theology.


MS. JOSEPHINE C. NOLASCO
Assistant to the Director

Ms. Josephine C. Nolasco has been with EAPI since 2007. Prior to being an administrator, she was program coordinator for 2 years, and taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for 7 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Santo Tomas and a master’s degree in English Language Teaching from De La Salle University in the Philippines. Her involvement with international students prompted her to further obtain a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre in Munich, Germany. Besides her work at EAPI, she also teaches Writing and Research at the Loyola School of Theology in Ateneo de Manila University. In her spare time, she likes to explore the outdoors.



FR. JOJO FUNG, SJ
Residential Program Coordinator / Prefect of Studies

Fr. Jojo Fung is a Jesuit priest from Sabah who joined the EAPI staff in 2012. He is trained in anthropology and contextual theology and is currently engaged in a post-doctoral research on indigenous shamanism, contextual theology as sacred sustainability, Spirit-Led Leadership, Pneumatology and Spirituality of Sustainability. He coordinates the participants of Pastoral Leadership and Management for Mission and Pastoral Renewal and Updating for Mission. At the same time, he is the Prefect of Studies for those working towards an MA in Pastoral Ministry (Pastoral Leadership and Management) and STL in Leadership and Spirituality at Loyola School of Theology.


MS. CHRISTINA KHENG
Extension Team Coordinator

Christina Kheng is from Singapore and provides consultancy services for EAPI. Besides coordinating the extension programs, she is also engaged in research, teaching and consultancy in church leadership and management. She has been accompanying dioceses, religious congregations, NGOs, lay associations and formation centers in apostolic and governance planning and organizing. Her doctoral study focused on theological reorientations of management theory and was done at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She also has a Master of Theological Studies from ACU and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her areas of interest include foundational theology and inter-disciplinary methods in the engagement of theology with the social sciences.

MR. FRANCISCO MACHADO
Residential Program Coordinator / Spiritual Accompaniment

Francisco is from Portugal. After a decade in formation as a Jesuit scholastic, he decided to continue his service in Asia as a lay person. Following studies and work in the Chinese mission, he came to Manila where he completed graduate studies in theology (Licentiate in Sacred Theology at Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University). After graduation in May of 2017, he joined the EAPI Staff team as coordinator of the Sabbatical programs. His main interests are theology, Ignatian spirituality, spiritual accompaniment, and holistic Christian formation.




FR. LUC MEES, MDJ
M.A. Faculty / Residential Programs

Luc Mees, a Belgian, was a member of the CICM Missionaries until 2002. After his ordination, he studied Biblical Theology at the Facultés Catholiques de Lyon (France) and Missiology at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (The Netherlands). From 1971 to 1993 he served in Guatemala as a missionary among the Maya Indians, CICM Provincial Superior, and asst. professor at the Universidad Rafael Landívar (SJ) in Guatemala Ciudad. From 1993 to 1999 he was Vicar General of CICM in Rome. Now a member of the newly founded Missionary Disciples of Jesus (MDJ), he also teaches at Institute of Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS) and Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA), both in Quezon City.



FR. ADOLFO NICOLAS, SJ
Spiritual Accompaniment

Fr. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón, SJ, joined the Society of Jesus in 1953 in Spain. In 2008, he was elected as the 30th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, serving for nine years until 2017. Prior to his election as Superior General, he was Moderator of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania from 2004 to 2008, Provincial of the Japanese Jesuit Province from 1993 to 1999, Secretary of the Congregation in 1995, Rector of the theologate in Tokyo from 1991 to 1993, Director of EAPI from 1978 to 1984, Professor of Systematic Theology at Sophia University in Tokyo in 1971. After his term as Provincial of Japan, he moved to a poor parish to serve the Filipinos and Asian immigrants. His firsthand experience of the poor and the oppressed became his most important ministry. He speaks six languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian, French, and Japanese.




FR. GREG SOETOMO, SJ
Residential Program Coordinator

Fr. Greg Soetomo, SJ, is from Indonesia and joined the Society of Jesus in 1989. Prior to completing his doctorate in Islamic Studies at Jakarta’s Islamic State University (2017), he was for twelve years (2002 – 2014), the chief editor of Hidup, an Indonesian weekly Catholic magazine. He focuses his research on Islam-Christianity interreligious studies and is engaged in Muslim-Christian dialogue.




SR. AMELIA VASQUEZ, RSCJ
Residential Program Coordinator / Spiritual Accompaniment

Sr. Amelia Vasquez, RSCJ, is a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in the Philippines. She studied history of Christianity and history of Religions at Manhattanville College, Columbia University, Harvard Divinity School and Weston Jesuit School of Theology. She was director and dean of Sister Formation Institute (now Institute of Formation and Religious Studies), academic dean of Maryhill School of Theology, and chairperson of the Asian Service Center for Religious Women-Asian Meeting of Religious (AMOR). At present, aside from her involvement at EAPI, she is coordinator of the Spirituality department of the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA)..



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