Eva Brunne was born in Malmö in 1954, were she also grew up. After college she studied theology at the University of Lund. In 1978 she was ordained for the diocese of Lund.
The first years she served as priest in Karlskrona. When she became Secretary General of KRISS, The Swedish Student Christian Movement, in 1980, she also moved to Stockholm, where she has lived ever since.
Eva Brunne served as university chaplain and bishop's adviser, before she became vicar of Sundbyberg parish in 1990. She served there for eight years and then as vicar of Flemingsberg for additional eight years. From 2000 to 2006 she also served as rural dean of Huddinge and Botkyrka deanary.
She has been the clergy's representative in the diocesan chapter between 1997 and 2005. In 2006 she became dean of the diocese and in 2009 she was elected bishop of Stockholm.
Eva Brunne is also a member of the Commission for international mission and diakonia at the Church of Sweden. She is also a representative for the Swedish Government's council for contacts with religious communities.
Bishop Eva is a member of the Central Committee of the World Church Council.
Bishop Eva Brunne's coat-of-arms
Don't show favouritism - James 2:1
"This is an expression of human equality which is basic for my faith and which reminds the church of its responsibilty in society and in the world. My coat-of -arms shows the coat-of-arms for the Diocese of Stockholm, S:t Erik and the Swedish flag, as well as the Luther rose which was Martin Luther's own. The cross is a reminder that faith in the crucified and risen Christ gives bliss".
The coat-of arms is developed in cooperation with Claus Berntsen at the Swedish heraldic society and designed by the artist Magnus Bäckmark.
Enquiries to the bishop
Kajsa Lundell, secreterary, tel. +46-8-508 940 31