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Särkiö, Pekka Juhani

Field Bishop

Position

Field Bishop

Date and place of birth

17.1.1963, Helsinki

Family

Spouse Chaplain, D.Th. Riitta Särkiö
Four children

Career

  • Matriculation examination, Espoonlahti Upper Secondary School 1982
  • University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology 1983 – 1989
  • Master of Theology 1989
  • Ordination, Tampere 1989
  • Part–time Lecturer, University of Helsinki 1989 – 1990
  • Licentiate of Theology 1990
  • Scholarship Student, University of Tübingen 1991 – 1992
  • Old Testament Assistant 1992 – 1993
  • Doctor of Theology 1994
  • Scholarship Student, University of Tübingen 1995 – 1996
  • Project Researcher, Academy of Finland 1996
  • Old Testament Lecturer, University of Helsinki 1999
  • Pastor, Congregation of Joutjärvi, Lahti 1989 – 1998
  • Chaplain, Congregation of Central Lahti 1998 – 2001
  • Priest Assessor, Diocese of Tampere 1999 – 2005
  • Vicar, Congregation of Central Lahti 2001 – 2012
  • Field Bishop 2012 –
  • National Defence Course 2013

Promotions

  • Reserve Lieutenant 2003
  • Reserve First Lieutenant 2012
  • Reserve Captain 2017

Decorations

  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Boarder Guard Medal of Merit
  • Military Medal of Merit

Languages

  • Finnish, German, Swedish, English