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Vesa Ollilainen

Vesa Ollilainen
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  • Finland
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Head of the Theological Study Programme
Finnish Lutheran Mission College

Vesa Ollilainen is the Head of the Theological Study Programme at the Finnish Lutheran Mission College. In that role he is involved with lecturing, training, strategic planning, course development and their implementation. He was educated at the Åbo Akademi University, where he received his ThD. He has a Specialist Qualification in Management and a Post Graduate Degree in Teacher Education (both received at HAMK University of Applied Sciences). He is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The main focus of his ministry is to train and equip young adults, rooting them firmly in their faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a faith which they can present and defend in a post-Christian culture. He is particularly interested in historical Jesus research, Biblical theology and in apologetics. He has written popular and academic articles and books on these topics. Vesa lives near Helsinki, Finland, with his wife Maiju and their three children.