Henrik Wigh-Poulsen

Henrik Wigh-Poulsen (born 27 April 1959 in Randers) is a Danish theologian who since September 2015 has been the Bishop of Aarhus.

The Right Reverend

Henrik Wigh-Poulsen
Bishop of Aarhus
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ChurchChurch of Denmark
PredecessorKjeld Holm
Consecration1 September 2015
Personal details
Born (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 63)
Alma materAarhus University


  • 1979 Community student from Grenå Gymnasium
  • 1989 Theological candidate from Aarhus University
  • 1989-1997 Vicar og Lejrskov-Jordrup parish in the Diocese of Ribe .
  • 1997-1998 High school teacher at Askov High School
  • 1999-2000 Copywriter at advertising agency
  • 2000 PhD Thesis: Nature and Homecoming - a study of Grundtvig and Jakob Knudsen's realism highlighted by the fundamental devil's relationship with *the realistic literature in the years 1870-1890 (Afhandling: Natur og hjemkomst – en undersøgelse af Grundtvigs og Jakob Knudsens realisme belyst *af den grundtvigske bevægelses forhold til den realistiske litteratur i årene 1870-1890)
  • 2000-2008 Editor of Danish Church Press
  • 2000-2008 Head of the Grundtvig Academy, Vartov
  • 2008-2015 The provost of the Odense Cathedral in the Diocese of Funen
  • 2015 till now Bishop of Aarhus[1]


  1. ^ "Biskop Henrik Wigh-Poulsen", Diocese of Aarhus . Retrieved on 06 August 2017.