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.

Mikkel Schmidt
Mikkel Schmidt
Teacher and support teacher

mikkel@brenderuphojskole.dk

Mikkel is originally a trained soldier. Today, he works with our mindset about our own achievements in an everyday life, but also when we need to focus on the good life, both physically and mentally.

Mikkel loves dogs, but most of all he loves to take you out where you meet your own limits.

Teacher in mental and physical training and adventure

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

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 Permagarden and Herbs and personal care

 

Jakob
Jakob Sveistrup
Support 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”

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
Alexander Elung
Teacher

alexander@brenderuphojskole.dk

Alexander is a multi-instrumentalist and a composer and has, among other things, made music for DR, Teatret Zeppelin and Odense Teater. He has also worked as a studio musician, played in several bands and played concerts as a solo musician. Alexander is also a screenwriter and has written TV series for both Danmarks Radio and Viaplay.

Teacher in Music

 

Lene
Lene Weigelt
Teacher

lene@brenderuphojskole.dk

Lene is the school’s design woman. She has a good eye for the world of art and she is good at colors everything from pink to brown, the palette is large.

Teacher in art and ceramics

Trine Christiansen
Trine Christiansen
Support teacher

trine@brenderuphojskole.dk

Trine is the school’s support teacher who is always on the lookout for whether someone needs an extra hand. Trine is originally a trained nurse, so we always feel very safe in her presence.

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.

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 college.

Arthur is ready to lend a helping hand in the digital development 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.

Emma is allergic to dogs, but she has chosen to get a dog anyways. Because you shouldn’t be holding back for the things you love!

Morten Winther
Morten Winther
Course leader

morten@brenderuphojskole.dk

Course leader on the hiking courses is an important part of the school’s Japanese courses.

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.

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.

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. 

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!

Jette
Jette Husted Laursen
Cleaning assistent

jette@brenderuphojskole.dk

Jette loves to clean and tidy up, and that is to our advantage. She spends her time watching handball, learning Italian as she has an apartment in Northern Italy.
She can’t control herself when it comes to gardening.

Ana Irga
Ana Irga
Juniorstaff

juniorstaff@brenderuphojskole.dk

Ana comes from Serbia through ESC. Ana takes a ton of pictures every day at school, to the delight of most. Ana works in the office, where she helps with everything. She is indispensable when it comes to helping with the technical issues.

Amine
Amine
Juniorstaff

juniorstaff@brenderuphojskole.dk

Is a volunteer from Morocco. Amine is good at playing with pictures and film clips and he loves to be social.

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.