Marthe (pronounced Mar-tuh) Hjortshoj was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Illinois to pursue her undergraduate education at Lincoln Christian University. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2011. It is also where she met her husband, Andy.
Marthe has over 10 years of professional experience leading in children’s ministry. Additionally, she is continuing her education at Wesley Seminary where she is working toward a Master’s degree in Ministry, specializing in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.
In March 2018, Marthe began serving at JupiterFIRST Church overseeing kidsFIRST Preschool and Children’s Ministries. Marthe finds joy in helping kids love God, love people, and love God’s Word. She is equipping parents and kidsFIRST team leaders to help kids fall in love with God in fun and powerful way—mostly through discovery, reflection, and community. She is excited about the team of leaders she has and, of course, is always looking for more excited leaders to join the team!
Marthe is an avid Disney fan and loves heading to the Orlando area to be at her happy place—Walt Disney World. She and Andy enjoy the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they are a divided household on college football and MLB. They love watching movies together, trying new ice cream flavors, and caring for their betta fish.
They look forward to meeting you at JupiterFIRST soon!