New Provincial for the North American Province

Fr. Chi Ai Nguyen, A.A., was appointed as the new Provincial Superior of the North America Province for three years, starting from July 15, 2023.

Fr. Chi Ai was born and grew up in Vietnam. During his College years, he received a full scholarship to study in Moscow, at Pushkin University. There, he met the Assumptionists and decided to join them in 2002. He was then sent to France where he started his novitiate (first step of the religious life) in 2004. In 2009, he earned a B.A. in Theology at the Catholic University of Paris. After six years in Paris, he went to Quebec, Canada, where he continued his study in Theology at Laval University. Chi Ai received a Ph.D. in biblical studies in 2015. The same year he was ordained to the priesthood. After six years in Canada, he joined the Assumption University community and has lived at Emmanuel House since 2016. He has been teaching at the Theology department from 2017 to 2023.