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Meet More Panelists and Session Chairs of the 29th USCCA International Conference

Will you be joining us to celebrate 35 years of the USCCA at the 29th USCCA International Conference? This week, we would like to introduce you to more of the panelists and session chairs who will be there at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus on August 2–4, 2024:


Dr. Jin Lu received her PhD in French Literature from Boston College. As a trilingual writer, she has authored a monograph on the concept of philosophe in French Enlightenment, served as an editor, contributor and co-translator for a book on the images of France during the Qing dynasty and co-authored a book on intercultural dialogue.  Her forthcoming monograph is entitled Translingual Catholics: Chinese Theologians before Vatican II.


Rev. Jeremiah Jiangtao Li is a priest from Hebei, China. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2014. Before coming to the US for further studies, he served at Hebei Catholic Seminary as a faculty member. He earned his Licentiate (S.T.L.) in Biblical studies and the Master of Theology from Boston College. He is currently sponsored by the Maryknoll China Project and is a doctoral candidate in homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.



Fr. Joseph Lin belongs to the China Province of the Congregation of Mission founded by St. Vincent de Paul. Fr. Lin received his master's degree in Scripture at St John’s University in 2011 and Pastoral Counseling at Fordham University in 2020. He served the Chinese community at the Church of St. Joseph in Manhattan until 2015, and now he serves the Chinese community as parochial vicar at the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn.


Richard (Dick) Madsen, Ph.D. is Professor University of California, San Diego. He is also the Vice Chair of the USCCA Board. He went on a mission to Taiwan in 1968. While there he discerned a vocation to be a bridge builder between China and the West by fostering mutual understanding between their cultures and reconciliation from past estrangements.  He has been involved with USCCA since its founding.



Tom McGuire’s friendship with Chinese people dates back to his days as a Maryknoll Missionary in Hong Kong. When he returned to the U.S., participating in USCCA Conferences helped to maintain his friendships with Chinese people. From 2018 to 2024, he served as USCCA Board Chair and now as a Board Emeritus Director. Tom has also served as Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Detroit Mercy.


Register today to ensure your opportunity to participate as an attendee at the upcoming conference. After registering yourself, remember to share this information by forwarding it to your friends! We look forward to seeing you at DePaul University on August 2–4, 2024.

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