The Most Rev. Dr. Tapio Luoma assumed office on June 1st, 2018. Before his election as Archbishop Luoma worked as pastor in several parishes in Southern Ostrobothnia for 25 years and as Bishop of Espoo from 2012 to 2018. In 2000, he was awarded the title of the Pastor of the Year in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
Luoma holds a doctorate from the University of Helsinki. His doctoral dissertation, “Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance”, was published in the AAR Academy Series by Oxford University Press in 2002.