Rev. Quang Vinh Chu was born in Phan Thiet, north of Saigon City, Vietnam.
He then came to America in 1979.

  • Education:  Attended a high school seminary in Vietnam, but was unable to continue his education for the ministry after the fall of Saigon in 1975. After coming to America, Fr. Quang studied English and Electronic Technology at Santa Ana College before resuming his studies for the priesthood. Graduated from St. Joseph College, Mountain View, CA and St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo CA.
  • Ordained: 1991


July 2013-present         Pastor – St. Mary’s by the Sea Church in Huntington Beach

7/2011-6/2013              Administrator – St. Mary’s by the Sea Church in Huntington Beach

2004–2011                    Pastor – St. Polycarp Church in Stanton

2000–2004                    Parochial Vicar – St. Columban Church in Garden Grove

1996–1999                    Parochial Vicar – St. Boniface Church in Anaheim

1991–1996                    Parochial Vicar – St. Nicholas Church in Laguna Woods

Among his many interests, Fr. Quang enjoys playing golf and tennis whenever he has time.