John Era, CM
Director, Recruitment and Admission

Doctorate in International Psychology (Trauma and Services)- Chicago School of Professional Psychology- Chicago, IL
Masters in Community Counseling, DePaul University
MA Theology, St. Vincent School of Theology- Adamson University
AB Philosophy, Adamson University

Fr. John Era is currently Director of Formation in De Paul House, and has been teaching in St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST) since 2016. He is also the AMRSP-Inter-Congregational Review Board Director since 2019. Some of his pastoral responsibilities include Campus Ministry Director of Adamson University, Pre-Internal Seminary Student Director of St. Vincent Seminary, and Associate Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Des Plaines, Illinois.


“From Trauma to Healing: Improving Mental Health Among Religious Communities”

 “Boundary Violations: What Happens When Priests Commit Abuses?” Cabustam Clergy, Cagayan de Oro, November 5, 2019.

“The Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal: The Challenges and Opportunities in Accompanying the Young in the World Today.” Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines, Iloilo City, July 16, 2019.

 “Using Situational Crime Prevention Framework in Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse.” National Institute for Seminary Formators, Baguio October 22-26, 2018.

 “Understanding Alcoholism” San Agustin Center of Studies Mass Media Center, Quezon City, January 13, 2018.

 “Mabuting Magulang: Raising Good Filipino Children While Working Abroad.” Iwata City, Japan, April 16, 2017.

 “Contemporary Counseling Skills for Vincentian Formators.” Villa Sta. Luisa, Tagaytay City, March 31-April 2, 2017.

 “Pakikiramay at Pakikinig sa Mga Taong Biktima ng Droga: Developing Culturally Appropriate Interventions and Listening Skills for Victims of Drug Abuse and the War on Drugs in the Philippines.” St. Vincent School of Theology, Quezon City, March 11, 2017.

 “Understanding the Root Cause of Drug Addiction.” Maryhill School of Theology, Quezon City, February 11, 2017.

  “Psychological Development of Left-Behind Children in the Philippines, Mother-Migrant Transnational Families, and Filipino Culture” Dissertation presentation, Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, January 2017.

 “Why Do We Abort Our Children Even Though the Church Tells Us Not to?” St. Stephen Church, Des Plaines, IL, USA, January 2015.

 “The Silenced Church: Our Moral Life in Context.” St. Stephen Church, Des Plaines, IL, USA, September, 2014.

  “Understanding Depression: The Modern Illness” St. Stephen Church, Des Plaines, IL, USA, January 2014.



RECTOR: Manuel Ginete, CM, PhD
DEAN: Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD

PhD in Theology Program
Director: Manuel Ginete, CM
Coordinator: Emiliano Ibera III, PhD
Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM, PhD, SThD
Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD

Philosophy Program
Director: Kenneth Centeno, CM, PhD
Coordinator: Atty. Maria Katrina Sales-Macatiag

Ordained Ministry and Masters Program
Director: Rex Fortes, CM, PhD, SThD

KU Leuven-SVST-AdU Cooperation
Coordinator: Rex Fortes, CM, PhD, SThD

Lay Formation Program (Hapag-Layko)
Director: Carolina Daria

Recruitment and Admissions
Director: John Era, CM, PhD

Resource Center for Social Concern
Director: Director: Emiliano Ibera III, PhD

Student Affairs
Director: Dario Pacheco, CM

Library Committee
Director: Dario Pacheco, CM
Librarian: Maylene Urcia
Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM
Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD
Manuel Ginete, CM, PhD, SthD

Research Committee
Chair: Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD
Kenneth Centeno, CM, PhD
Emiliano Ibera III, PhD
Manuel Ginete, CM, PhD

Network and Linkages Committee
Chair: John Era, CM, PhD
Enrique Batangan
Emiliano Ibera III, PhD
Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD
Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM, PhD, SThD

Curriculum and Syllabi Committee
Chair: Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD
Kenneth Centeno, CM, PhD
Dario Pacheco, CM
Emiliano Ibera III, PhD

Scholarship Committee
Chair: Manuel Ginete, CM, PhD
Rolando Tuazon, CM, PhD, SThD
John Era, CM, PhD
Erna Carreon
Rodiper Calumpiano