Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes

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The Right Reverend

Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes
Bishop of Sør-Hålogaland
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ChurchChurch of Norway
In office2015
PredecessorTor Berger Jørgensen
Orders
Ordination1984
Consecration24 January 2016
by Helga Haugland Byfuglien
Personal details
Born (1956-07-21) 21 July 1956 (age 63)
NationalityNorwegian
DenominationLutheran

Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes (born 21 July 1956) is a Norwegian bishop of the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. She succeeded Tor Berger Jørgensen on 24 January 2016.[1] Before she became a bishop, Jusnes was the Dean of Lofoten for eight years, and had previously also been a member and politician of the Labor Party in Flakstad.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Jusnes was ordained a priest in 1984 and has worked as a priest in Hamar and the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. She spent the majority of her priesthood in Lofoten, with two periods as a pastor in Flakstad and eight years as a Dean.[4]

Ann-Helen Fjelstad Jusnes was nominated as a candidate to succeed Tor Berger Jørgensen as Bishop of Sør-Hålogaland in 2015, and received the greatest support from all candidates in all consultation rounds.[5] On 17 September she was elected bishop by the church council, being the fourth person, and first woman, to be elected by the church council since gaining autonomy from the Norwegian government.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Her velsignes hun som biskop", NRK, Oslo, 24 January 2016. Retrieved on 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes". Retrieved on 13 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Rød og liberal bispeliste", Dagen, Bergen, 10 June 2015. Retrieved on 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes". Retrieved on 13 August 2017.
  5. ^ Jordheim, Trygve W. "Kirkerådet slipper kinkig bispevalg", Vårt Land, Bergen, 15 August 2015. Retrieved on 13 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes ny biskop i Sør-Hålogaland", Church of Norway, Oslo, 17 September 2015. Retrieved on 13 August 2017.