Ordained Pastor Writer Speaker Photographer
Photo: Inge Gottfredsen, 2015
I work as an ordained parish pastor in the Danish Lutheran State Church, and love it!
My first position as a pastor was at the Copenhagen Prisons in 2013-14. I still work as a mentor for current and former inmates and love the challenges of walking alongside those who desire a crime-free life.
I have a professional academic background in the areas of theology, philosophy and ethics. I first received my cand. theol. (M.A.) degree in Århus, Denmark, and did my Ph.d. in Chicago, USA. My academic career included seven years of teaching at the university level in the American Midwest.
I developed a deep love for America and its people, but after 12 years in the States, I returned to Denmark in 2009.
One of my greatest loves is the living word of reading, writing, preaching and speaking.
Mornings are meant for reading good books slowly.
Longhand is my preferred writing method because it follows the pace of reflective and meaningful thinking. It prevents me from writing too many empty words. I currently work on a book manuscript to be published (in Danish) for a broader audience.
Photography is a new passion of mine and I love that too! Especially portraiture and nature photography.
My home is a small house in the beautiful countryside south of Copenhagen, Denmark. I love the quiet life of being close to fields, trees, water and animals. I often run, bike or go for long walks in order to take it all in.
Above all, however, I love Christ.