Åsa Nyström

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The Right Reverend

Åsa Nyström
Bishop of Luleå
ChurchChurch of Sweden
Elected15 November 2017
Installed10 June 2018
PredecessorHans Stiglund
Consecration3 June 2018
by Antje Jackelén
Personal details
Born (1960-08-12) August 12, 1960 (age 60)
Umeå, Sweden
SpousePer Olov Svahn
MottoGud Verkar I Er (God works in you)
Coat of armsÅsa Nyström's coat of arms

Åsa Gunilla Elisabet Nyström (born 12 August 1960 in Umeå) is a Swedish prelate and current bishop of the Diocese of Luleå.[1]


Nyström was ordained priest of the Swedish Evangelical Mission in 1982. In 1991 she was incardinated as a diocesan priest of the Church of Sweden. She has worked as director of studies and teachers in leadership at the Pastoral Institute in Uppsala and development secretary at the Swedish Church parish associations, focusing on management and leadership development. Most recently she worked as diocesan curate of leadership support at Uppsala diocese. She has also been a teacher and course director for management and leadership development in the Swedish Church.[2]


On November 15, 2018, Nyström 50.07% of the votes for the bishopric of Luleå, with a total of 267 votes. On June 3, 2018, she was consecrated bishop by the Archbishop of Uppsala in Uppsala Cathedral. On June 10, she was installed as Bishop of Luleå in Luleå Cathedral.[3]


  1. ^ "Åsa Nyström vigd till biskop", Church of Sweden. Retrieved on 09 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Biskopen", Church of Sweden. Retrieved on 09 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Åsa Nyström första kvinnliga biskopen i Luleå stift", Dagen. Retrieved on 09 June 2018.