Fr. Bennet Tran has been the pastor of Saint Joseph parish since July 1, 2012.
Prior to his arrival to Waconia, he served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park.
Fr. Bennet (as he likes to be called) was ordained to the priesthood in April 2008 by Archbishop Harry Flynn. Upon his ordination from Saint Paul Seminary he has served as Parochial Vicar at the Church of Saint Stephen in Anoka. While at Saint Paul Seminary, Fr. Bennet interned at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids and his deacon summer internship was at the Church of Saint Bernard on Rice Street in St. Paul. As part of his seminary training, Fr. Bennet also worked as a hospital chaplain in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Fr. Bennet is a native of Saigon, Vietnam. He is the fifth of eight children in his family; he has five sisters and two brothers. He is a transplant to the Twin Cities having lived many years in Western Michigan.
Staff Category: Parish Administration