Staff

Birgitte Weidenhof
Birgitte Weidenhof
Principal

birgitte@brenderuphojskole.dk

Birgitte has a management background from business schools and FGU on Fyn. She has previously been part of Svanholm Gods on Sjælland from 2006-2010, where she was part of the large collective and looked after the site’s cows.

As a person, I am a big family person. I have four children and a husband, Christoffer, with whom I live in Brenderup. “I love to experience together with others, and I rarely get tired of a good party”.

Teacher in the Principal’s class

Gitte Kruse
Gitte Kruse
Business manager

gitte@brenderuphojskole.dk

Gitte is responsible for the administration at Brenderup Højskole. Gitte makes sure that all the school’s bills are paid and she keeps track of the overall finances. 

Gitte will spend several hours with her knitting in hand and is reaaly good at it. However, she never knits anything for herself. Instead, Gitte is a winter bather incarnate.

Susanne Ærenlund
Susanne Ærenlund
Project leader

susanne@brenderuphojskole.dk
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Susanne started her college career in 2006. She came to Brenderup Højskole in 2021 from a position as HR manager. Susanne’s highest priority is the students’ self-development and she helps the students with reaching successes in life out in the vibrant world.

Susanne is the school’s study advisor and mentor coordinator as well as project developer of diversities at the school.

Kirsten Svenningsen
Kirsten Svenningsen
Teacher

kirsten@brenderuphojskole.dk

Kirsten lives in Brenderup with her family and she loves crafts, and always finds new sustainable and educational methods.

Kirsten works with our friendship school Cheptiget in Kenya, and she loves to work with them. 

Teacher in re-design

Peter Mogensen
Dorthe Vembye
Teacher

dorthe@brenderuphojskole.dk

Dorthe is a very creative person. She loves to be creative through her floral works. Dorthe is also creative through her subject, where she finds new, fun and creative ways to teach the Danish language and our interesting culture.

Teacher in Danish culture

 

Nina
Nina Juul
Teacher

Nina has an education in psychologi and physical therapy specializing in sexology.

She loves playing around and movement geek, so when she sets the ground rules it is always with a great joy, play and sensuality incorporated.

Teacher in Gender, body and sexuality

Sara overgaard
Sara Overgaard
Teacher

sara@brenderuphojskole.dk

Sara is an organic farmer from Norway, and has a certificate in permaculture design. She has a great passion for plants, and loves to spread the joy for her passion.

She lives between field and forest, a few km the from school, where she and her family are in the process of converting a country house based on the principles of permaculture. She also grows sustainable flowers in the company ‘Markblomst’.

Teacher in Permaculture and Herbalism

 

Jakob
Jakob Sveistrup
Support teacher and teacher

jakob.sveistrup@brenderuphojskole.dk

Jakob has tried a lot in his life, for example – been a cattle cowboy in the Australian outback, a school teacher in Fiji and now a self-taught handyman with his fingers well trained. Jakob loves physical challenges, lots of experiences, a good laugh and a good cup of coffee. Jakob always meets everyone with a smile, is a good listener and good at spreading good humor around him.

Oh yeah…. and then he also sings a little in his “spare time”

Teacher in mental and physical training and adventure

Karin
Karin Ottesen
Support teacher 

karin@brenderuphojskole.dk

Karin is a trained psychologist with a particular interest in group dynamics and inclusive communities. Social sustainability is therefore a high priority on her agenda. Karin has traveled a lot due to a deep interest in different cultures and people’s life stories.

“You can feel life in art” according to Karin, who often goes to the theatre, to concerts or to exhibitions.

Alexander
Anne Eldridge
Teacher

 

Text is coming

Teacher in Voice training and breathing

 

Lene
Lene Weigelt
Teacher

lene@brenderuphojskole.dk

Lene is the school’s design woman. She has a good eye for the world of art.

Lene is good at thinking outside the box, especially in her two subjects Art and Ceramics. Lene finds the beautiful in the imperfect, and she emphasizes the students’ development so that they have free rein to express themselves in the world of art.

Teacher in Art and Ceramics

Mikael
Mikael Skensved
Teacher

mikael@brenderuphojskole.dk

Mikael has built all his life, and has worked with sustainable materials professionally for over 25 years.
He lives in a Tiny House in an eco-village in Odsherred while he is building a house of approx. 70 m2 in Hempcrete.
His focus is to guide the students to the often unpredictable journey of building a house, small or large.

Teacher in Tiny House and Sustainable Construction

Martin Burlund
Martin Burlund
Teacher

martin@brenderuphojskole.dk

Martin is a building man at the school and holds the bar high when it comes to sustainable living. Martin would like to be an image of how to live a balanced sustainable life, both spiritually but also in practice.

Martin is a trained journalist and is a certified straw house builder from Austria.

Teacher in sustainable construction and Tiny house

Danni Sell
Danni Sell
Teacher

Danni disrupt our world and reality every Monday night with a big pile of good energy. Danni does Yoga, sound and body exercises and much more with all of us every Monday evening. Danni’s teaching MUST be experienced and you are guaranteed to experience new sides of yourself and laugh a lot.

Danni lives in a small community with his family in Bro, very close to Brenderup. He makes a living by doing concerts and performances.

Teacher of Improvisation

Ulrik
Ulrik Hansen
Support teacher

ulrik@brenderuphojskole.dk

Ulrik is a creative soul who spends a lot of time painting artwork, playing music and he has a background in carpentry. He sees possibilities in everything and his head is full of cool ideas.

Ulrik is very social, and he enjoys conversations and the presence of other people.

Birgitte Andersen
Birgitte Møller Andersen
Administrative employee

b.andersen@brenderuphojskole.dk

Birgitte comes from a long-standing position as course administrator at the Center for Voluntary Social Work.

In her spare time, Birgitte practices jiu jitsu with one of her adult sons and dances both line dance and couple dance. In addition, she spends a lot of time socializing and dog training with her little Ausalier puppy.

Morten Winther
Morten Winther
Course leader

morten@brenderuphojskole.dk

Morten has many years of experience with ‘højskole’ life and has, among other things, taught music at Brenderup Højskole.

For several years, Morten has been a course leader on the island trekking courses.

Arthur
Arthur Weidenhof
Support

 

Arthur is the school’s advertising shark. He ensures that Brenderup Højskole is seen on social media. He always has some cool new ideas that kick-start a creative process at the school.

Emma Holm
Emma Holm
Digital designer

Emma@brenderuphojskole.dk

Emma loves colors and creativity, it can be seen, in her digital work and in her personality. She brings out the school’s exuberant atmosphere through the screen.

Particularly good is the collaboration between her and Nanna, which is a bit of a ‘marketing match’ made in heaven.

Nanna
Nanna Vedel
Digital designer

Nanna@brenderuphojskole.dk

Nanna’s brain never stands still! The ideas are many. Nanna is primarily responsible for creating fun and exciting content on our social media.

Nanna is most often seen among students and teachers busy taking pictures and videos. So give her a smile from your good side.

Klaus
Klaus Weber
Janitor

klaus@brenderuphojskole.dk

Klaus is a world champion in repairing machines and he is good at sweeping and fixing all the old things we have at school. Klaus has been at the school for 16 years.

Lars
Lars Hansen
Janitor

lars@brenderuphojskole.dk

Lars is good at getting things done, he is a real craftsman and we enjoy him at the school when we have to paint or make new things. Lars has been at the school since 2019.

Pernille kristoffersen
Mette Christensen
Cleaning manager 

Mette@brenderuphojskole.dk

Mette is in control of everything clean. She loves to keep her things in order and that everything is neat and clean.

She is always ready to take on the dust bunnies!

Kirsten
Kirsten Winberg Petersen
Cleaning assistent

k.petersen@brenderuphojskole.dk

Kirsten has a wide range of work experience, ranging from iron and metal to the plastics industry and now cleaning.

Kirsten finds joy in growing her own vegetables and being self-sufficient on a small scale. She loves being social and enjoys both concerts and shelter trips with her children.

tina
Tina Harboe
Kitchen chef

tina@brenderuphojskole.dk

Tina is the employee at Brenderup Højskole who has been here the longest, a full 25 years. Tina loves a good party and she has an overview beyond the ordinary. Tina is the second of the two chefs we have at Brenderup Højskole.

Lene Rasmussen
Lene Rasmussen
Kicthen employee

lene.kok@brenderuphojskole.dk

Lene has been at Brenderup Højskole all her adult life. Lene loves Folk High school and the food and most importantly, she loves young people and of course a good lasagne. Lene is one of our two lovely chefs in the kitchen.

Gitte høg
Gitte Høg
Kicthen assistent

gitteh@brenderuphojskole.dk

Gitte is an indispensable help in the kitchen. She helps in the kitchen team to ensure that the meals at the school are tasty.

Riho
Riho Ukawa
Juniorstaff

juniorstaff@brenderuphojskole.dk

Riho comes from Japan and works both in the garden and in the office as Juniorstaff.

Currently she is having a gab year, and has chosen to work here in Denmark because she loves the country and the culture!

Ikbal
Ikbal
Juniorstaff

juniorstaff@brenderuphojskole.dk

Is a volunteer from Turkey and Ikbal knows a lot about plants as he is interested in this area. Meet Ikbal in the garden.