Dr. Helle, Jukka


Assistant Professor (Missiology, Contextual Theology, Worship and Liturgy)


Tel: 2684 3252
Email: [email protected]


Doctor of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2018.
Ignatian Spiritual Director, The Finnish Retreat Association, Finland, 2016.
Thai Language Proficiency Examination, Ministry of Education, Thailand, 1996.
Missionary Training Course, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Finland, 1995.
Retreat Director, The Finnish Retreat Association, Finland, 1990.
Master of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland,1988.



Assistant Professor, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2022-.
Executive Secretary for Mission and International Work, Diocese of Kuopio, Finland, 2014-2018, 2021-2022.
Senior Theological Advisor, Mekong region, Felm, Finland, 2019-2020.
Lecturer, McGilvary College of Divinity, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2019-2020.
Lecturer, Bangkok Institute of Theology, Thailand, 2019-2020.
Lecturer, Luther Seminary in Thailand, 1996-2011, 2014-2020.



Advanced Pastoral Qualification, Church Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (Helsinki) together with the Diocese of Kuopio, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, 2022.



International Association of Catholic Missiologists, IACM, 2020-.
International Association of Mission Studies, IAMS, 2018-.
Member, Asian Liturgy Forum, 2005-.


Selected Publications:

Towards a Truly Catholic and a Truly Asian Church, Brill, 2022 (https://brill.com/view/title/57309)

“The Word Became Flesh and Made His Dwelling among us” in Holy Play - Aspects for the Liturgical Renewal in Asia, Lutheran Institute of Theological Education, Bangkok, Thailand (in English and Thai), 2002.

Towards a Truly Catholic and a Truly Asian Church - An Asian Wayfaring Theology of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) 1970-2012, Unigrafia, Helsinki, 2018 (https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/234405)

“What about to go the Mass!”, several chapters, Luther Seminary in Thailand (in English and Thai), 2010.