I was born in 1965 and raised in Kalix, but have lived in Uppsala since the 1980’s. I hold a bachelor degree in theology from the University of Uppsala, and have been a practising priest in the Swedish Church since 1994.
With the Presidency of the Conference of Committee Chairmen, I hold the highest post to date for a Swedish MEP since Sweden joined the EU in 1995.
I has written several books including the book När livet går sönder (When life falls apart), a publication awarded book of the year in its genre in 2004.
In 2002, I was elected to the Swedish parliament. I was re-elected in 2006, representing the liberal party, Liberalerna.
Since 2009, I am a Member of the European Parliament for Liberalerna.