Sören Dalevi

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The Right Reverend

Sören Dalevi
Bishop of Karlstad
Biskop Sören Dalevi.jpg
ChurchChurch of Sweden
Elected28 April 2016
PredecessorEsbjörn Hagberg
Ordination7 January 1996
by Bengt Wadensjö
Consecration28 August 2016
by Antje Jackelén
Personal details
Born (1969-06-12) June 12, 1969 (age 51)
Björneborg, Sweden
SpouseVeronica Dalevi
Coat of armsSören Dalevi's coat of arms

Sören Dalevi (born June 12, 1969 in Björneborg), is a Swedish prelate and theologian. Since 2012 he has been a lecturer in religious studies at Karlstad University. In 2016 he was elected as Bishop of Karlstad.


Sören Dalevi was ordained priest in 1996, after which he became vicar in the parish of Grums. He was the founder of youth work in the Diocese of Karlstad between 1997-2000 and committees in the parish of Norrstrands in Karlstad between 2000-2003. He then pursued research studies at Karlstad University. Between 2008-2012 Dalevi was a member of the school board at Geijerskolan. Dalevi's research focused on church education.[1]

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 he was elected Bishop of Karlstad. At the preliminary voting session, Sören Dalevi received 59.1% of the votes. The other candidate who took part in the election. Karin Johannesson, gained 40.9% of the votes.[2]


  1. ^ "Sören Dalevi", Church of Sweden. Retrieved on 09 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Biskop electus", Church of Sweden. Retrieved on 09 August 2017.