President of the Legal Affairs Commission

Bishop Theodorus Cornelis Maria Hoogenboom

Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht

Mgr. Th.C.M. Hoogenboom was born on 27 August 1960 in Oudewater, The Netherlands. He studied law at the University of Utrecht. After graduation, he served two years in the army as a reserve officer cadet. Subsequently, he worked as an academic researcher on constitutional and public administrative law with a special focus on the status of human rights.

Through his volunteering activities in the parish of St. John the Baptist, Montfoort, and his studies of theology, he decided to pursue his vocation at the Ariënskonvikt Seminary of the Utrecht diocese. He graduated in theology at the Theological Faculty of Utrecht on the subject of moral theology.

After finishing an internship at the Eemland hospital, Amersfoort, he was asked by the local Bishop to study canon law at the Gregoriana, Rome. On 25 September 1999 he was ordained priest.

On returning from Rome in 2001, Mgr. Hoogenboom become Vice-Principal at the Ariënskonvikt Seminary and judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of the Archdiocese of Utrecht. In 2008 he became Vicar-General of the Archdiocese and subsequently provost of the metropolitan chapter. He was ordained Bishop of Bistue and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Utrecht on 13 January 2010.

Mgr. Hoogenboom is the Dutch Bishop Delegate to COMECE since 2011.