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Elof Westergaard

Elof Westergaard

Danish bishop
Elof Westergaard
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Intro Danish bishop
Is Priest Bishop
From Denmark
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 31 March 1962, Lemvig, Lemvig Municipality, Central Denmark Region, Denmark
Age 59 years
Star sign Aries
Residence Ribe, Esbjerg Municipality, Southern Denmark, Denmark
Education
Aarhus University
Staatliches Gymnasium Struer
Elof Westergaard
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Biography

Elof Westergaard (born 31 March 1962 in Lemvig) is a Danish theologian who since 2014 has been a Bishop of Ribe.

Priest

After graduating in theology from Aarhus University in 1991, he was ordained as a priest in Ribe Cathedral . He served as the vicar of Husby and Sønder Nissum parishes in the Diocese of Ribe during the period 1991-2005. From 2005 to 2014 he was pastor of Mariehøj Sogn and 2009-2014 also Dean of Silkeborg deanery.

Bishop

When Elisabeth Dons Christensen retired as Bishop of Ribe in 2014, Elof Westergaard announced his candidacy for the post. At the beginning of April 2014, he was elected as the new bishop of Ribe against three other candidates in 1st grade. He collected 64.35% of the votes. On June 1 that year he was consecrated and installed as bishop in Ribe Cathedral.

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