Meet Our Vocation Team

Is God calling you to religious life? How can you know for sure?


Our Vocation Directors are men of deep faith who have been there. They faced this same decision you are struggling with. Now they are here for you, to answer your questions and above all, to listen.

They are not “recruiters” trying to “sell” you on the idea of becoming a Divine Word Missionary priest or brother. They have talked to many young men from all over the country who are exactly where you are, trying to figure it all out. Some have heard God’s call to religious life and have gone on to become members of the Society of the Divine Word. But our Vocation Directors have also helped others to realize that God’s call for them was to a different path, perhaps to family life or a different religious congregation or diocese.

Divine Word Missionary Vocation Directors are here to help you figure it out.

Because, you see, that is God’s call to them…to be here for you.

If you have Questions about religious life or our missionary congregation we welcome your call or email.

Our National Vocation Office for the United States is located at Divine Word College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa, but our Vocation Directors travel the country, talking to young men who are thinking about religious life but need someone to talk to and answer their questions.

We would also be glad to send you information in the mail or provide a speaker for an event.

CLICK HERE to request more information


Meet Our Vocation Directors


Len Uhal

Mr. Len Uhal

National Vocation Director
luhal@dwci.edu

Meet Len
Duy Linh Tran

Bro. Duy-Linh Tran, SVD

Vocation Director
ltran@dwci.edu

Meet Bro. DuyLinh
Jesus Mata Martinez

Fr. Jesus Mata Martinez, SVD

Vocation Director
jesusmata@gmail.com

Meet Fr. Jesus
Adam MacDonald

Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD

Vocation Director
adamsvd@yahoo.com

Meet Fr. Adam
Anthony Cong Nguyen

Fr. Anthony Cong Nguyen, SVD

Vocation Director
acnguyensvd@yahoo.com

Meet Fr. Anthony

Divine Word Missionaries Vocation Office

102 Jacoby Drive SW
P.O. Box 380
Epworth, IA 52045

Phone: 563-876-3332
Toll Free:800-553-3321
Fax: 563-876-5515
Email: svdvocations@dwci.edu

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