The council has the overall responsibility for the Institute’s tasks. They constitute the Board of Fonden Martinus Aandsvidenskabelige Institut (The Martinus Institute of Spiritual Science Fund). The work of the council is voluntary and unpaid. The council can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
Kenneth Ibsen (chairman of the council)
Kenneth joined the council in 2019.
Jens Christian Hermansen
Jens Christian lives near the Martinus Centre, Klint on a farm called Solgården, which he is renovating with his wife, Andrea. In his spare time, he works voluntarily for Martinus’s cause and has over the years helped with the washing up, gardening and manual tasks. Today he organises conferences and lectures.
Jens Christian joined the Council in 2018.
Micael has a master’s degree in sociology and has also studied comparative literature. He currently works with information and supervision for a Swedish local authority. Micael joined the Council in May 2020.
Ingvar Haubjerg Nielsen
He has always been fascinated by learning something – acquiring new knowledge, understanding and insight – and communicating it to others in an interesting, inspiring and varied way, both in the field of the natural sciences and in the field of philosophy and spiritual science, and all preferably aimed at popular education about life, general education and open, critical dialogue and debate. For him it is also a matter very close to his heart that all human beings are free to explore nature, life and spirit, research being not only an elitist project, but also a popular project and potential.
Ingvar has been actively engaged in Martinus’s spiritual science for a number of years, and has worked voluntarily for this cause, primarily with teaching, but also with gardening and kitchen duties.
Although teaching and communication take up most of his time, he also has a long-standing interest for and experience of association work, board work and the development and well-being of organisations.
Ingvar joined the Council in June 2022.
Martinus’s world picture has always been a part of Arendse’s life. She has visited Klint since she was a child and seen the centre develop over the years. Her love of the place, the people and the cosmology increases and grows stronger for every day that passes. As a volunteer, Arendse has worked mostly in the kitchen for many years. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a simultaneous interpreter during the high season, and in 2023 she has made her debut as a lecturer.
Arendse joined the council with great humility in September 2023.
Thomas Størup (substitute member)
Thomas (born in 1977) has a BSc in engineering and construction and currently works as a project manager for AFRY. He first encountered Livets Bog (The Book of Life) at Martinus’s childhood home in the summer of 2006 and has since taken courses
and worked as a volunteer. He moved to Klint in 2022 and has since become increasingly involved in the development of the Centre.
Thomas has been involved with the plans for the expansion and renewal of the Centre’s physical framework, including the internal processes with the employees and volunteer staff and the external processes with various consultants – a process that will continue in the coming years.
Thomas joined the council in 2024.