High School in 1961-1964, Folk High School in 1964-1965, trained to be a nurse in 1966-1969. In 1971-1972, got additional/special education learning the skills needed assisting on to medical operation. She also took a course in health and nursing in "the less developed countries" the fall of 1984. Studied French at Brussels in 1985, Ansgar Bible School in 1988-1990, and Cambridge First Certificate in English 1989-1990.
Entering upon as a missionary:
8 Jul 1984
Torunn worked as a pastor and nurse in Hong Kong 1990- 2000, she was the MCCN's Mission Field Secretary from May of 1992:
First outward journey to Hong Kong was made on 2 Sept 1990 - first homeward journey on 27 Jul 1991. After that Torunn stayed in Hong Kong:
8 Sept 1991
26 Jun 1992
4 Aug 1992
1 May 1993
8 Jun 1993
22 May 1994
22 Aug 1994
23 Jul 1995
4 Sept 1995
21 May 1996
19 Aug 1996
10 Jul 1997
17 Sept 1997
20 Jul 1998
14 Sept 1998
15 May 1999
6 Jun 1999
2 Jul 2000
Torunn grew up in the city of Kristiansand and was early on engaged in the children and youth work in her church. She is educated as a nurse.
After completing her education she worked in Norway for a few years. She felt the calling and wanted to serve as a missionary. As a first-time missionary she started working through a mission organization called The Mission Alliance in 1979, and stayed in Taiwan working as a nurse for three years. In the middle of the eighties she was ready for a MCCN-service in Congo-Brazzaville. She entered upon the work in 1984.
After ending a period in Congo-Brazzaville she began studying at Ansgar Theological Seminary and she completed the preacher-class there. There was a great need for missionaries in Hong Kong at that time; and in 1990 Torunn was willing to go there. The first two years the plan was to spend a lot of time learning the language. Because of sickness within the staff, she had to take over the responsibilities as the Mission Field Secretary in 1992, a great challenge that she attended to in a very satisfying way. Preaching got a bigger place in her serving as a missionary, and at the MCCN's Annual Conference in Oslo 1994, she was approved as pastor.
Her broad competence from different countries made her the qualified person in charge of the extensive work in Hong Kong and China. She was thorough, hard working and devoted. Both national co-workers and colleagues valued her person and work.
In 2002 Torunn ended her work in Hong Kong.
In 2007, Torunn was diagnosed with cancer. She kept on receiving treatment and living faithfully, and had visited many places. In October 2009, she visited China and Hong Kong again with some co-workers of MCCN and witnessed the faithfulness of our Lord; congregations were touched by her witness.
Torunn passed away in Oslo on 30 Jun 2010. She would like her friends to donate wreath in lieu of money to Shaanxi Bible School.