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Martin Anthonsen

1964. Upernavik.

I started working as a catechist in 2004 and trained to become a catechist from 2005 to 2007. In December 2021, I was asked if I would like to work as a priest here in Upernavik. I said yes. There hadn’t been a priest in Upernavik since 2017, so I took on the task.

I take care of all the pastoral duties in the Upernavik parish, which also includes the settlements of Kullorsuaq, Nuussuaq, Nutaarmiit, Tasiusaq, Innaarsuit, Naajaat, Aappilattoq, Kangassuatsiaq and Upernavik Kujalleq.

I myself am from Kangassuatsiaq, and I am very happy to live in Upernavik. People have received me very well as a priest here. It makes me happy, and I strengthen myself on that.

I appreciate the stories in the bible – they are still relatable and I try to make them relatable for others too. I hope that I will continue to do a good job in the future.