In English

Seppo Häkkinen, D.Th., is the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Mikkeli. He was consecrated as Bishop on Candlemas Day, 8 February 2009.

Earlier, Häkkinen served as Ecclesiastical Counsellor at the head of the National Church Council’s Department of Parish Services and as a pastor for the parishes of Imatra and Heinola.

Seppo Häkkinen was born in Kuopio, Finland on 2 June 1958. He is married to Pre-school Teacher Maria Häkkinen. His hobbies include spending time outdoors and scouting. He also enjoys reading and writing.

“I feel at home in the Diocese of Mikkeli, since my family’s roots are here and I have spent my entire ministry serving among the clergy in this Diocese.”