Toke Elshof

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Toke Elshof is a practical theologist. Her research centers on the development of religiosity within family life, on religious education and school identity, on catechesis within church life and soul care. At the moment, she is conducting empirical research on parental perspectives on catholic primary schools and catholic religious education. She also explores how the generational theory can contribute to a better understanding of the development of religiosity and family life.     

External positions

Chair of the Supervisory Board (Bisschop Moller Stichting)

1 Jan 2021 → …

Research/instruction on Vincentian life orientation and normative professionalisation (Vincentiuszusters Gijzegem)

1 Dec 2020 → …

Member of the Supervisory Board of Verus, Association of Catholic and Christian Schools in the Netherlands (Verus)

1 Jul 2015 → …

Visiting lecturer Catechetics: the Priest - and Deacon education and training course (priester en diakenopleiding Bovendonk)

1 Sep 2014 → …


  • Catechesis
  • Family Life
  • Catholic Identity
  • Spiritual Counseling / Pastoral Work / Soul Care
  • Religious Socialisation
  • Religious Education
  • Generational theory


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