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2022 Ordination

Matthew L. Yim, SJ, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Judge Patrick and Mrs. Santa Marie Yim and the youngest of three siblings. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and East Asian studies, with a concentration in Chinese language and literature from Oberlin College. Following his college graduation, he lived and worked in Taigu, Shanxi Province, China, teaching English as a second language to undergraduates and graduate students at Shanxi Agricultural University. Following his years in China, Matthew returned to the United States and, while working, earned a master’s degree in library and information sciences from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. During this time, he felt a call to religious life and, with his spiritual director, Fr. Russ Roide, SJ, discerned that call was to the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit, he has worked in hospitals, prisons, primary school and high school libraries, as a lecturer at Gonzaga University, and in various capacities at the parish level. Matthew has served as a deacon at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento, California, and will receive his Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. After ordination, he will serve as the parochial vicar at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento.

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