|The Most Reverend
|Old Catholic Archbishop of Utrecht|
|Church||Old Catholic Church|
|In office||2000 to present|
|Predecessor||Antonius Jan Glazemaker|
|Consecration||1 July 2000|
|Birth name||Joris August Odilius Ludovicus Vercammen|
|Born||14 October 1952|
Life and career
Vercammen was born in Lier, Belgium, in 1952. In 1979, he was ordained a priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antwerp. In 1988, he left the Roman Catholic Church and joined the Old Catholic Diocese of Utrecht.
Vercammen was serving as director of the Old Catholic seminary when clergy and laity of the archdiocese elected him as the 83rd Archbishop of Utrecht. He was consecrated on 1 July 2000 at the St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht, once the see of Willibrord and his successors, but in the hands of the Dutch Reformed Church since 1580.
Vercammen is married and has three children.
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