Bishop of Helsinki

Bishop of Helsinki Teemu Laajasalo

Bishop of Helsinki, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) from the 1st of November 2017.


Teemu Laajasalo was born in 1974 in Helsinki. Laajasalo studied at the University of Helsinki and completed his Masters degree in Theology in 1997. In the same year,  he was ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Laajasalo received his Doctoral degree in Educational sciences from the University of Helsinki in 2001.

Teemu Laajasalo served as vicar of Kallio parish in 2013–2017. He was elected Bishop of Helsinki diocese in 2017 and consecrated by archbishop Kari Mäkinen on the 12th of November 2017.


Bishop of Helsinki
Teemu Laajasalo
Bulevardi 16 B, V floor
FI-00120 Helsinki

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Theological Special Advisor
Lauri Kemppainen
+358 40 688 1539

Communication Specialist
Satu Huttunen
+358 40 551 5851

Maritta Maununen
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