Who we are

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Scott Albrecht: Former Chaplain, U.S. Military and Third Order Franciscan, BA, MA in Applied Theology, Faith Based Peace Activist. Scott has accompanied homeless men and women at various times over the past 20 years.


Birthe Albrecht is 51 and married to Scott. Birthe brings many skills to the farm. She was self employed in the service sector and a marketing manager abroad. She has worked in Ecuador with abandoned and trafficked animals. Birthe has a heart for both people and animals who have suffered and been treated unjustly.  She recently discovered St. Francis and feels strongly  that her goal is to embrace Franciscan values.


Linus Hoyer is 18 years old. He joined us through ICE, one of our German partner organisations. Right now he lives at the Farm. In his free time Linus enjoys drawing in his sketchbook and listen to music.

Jasmin Ander is 19 years old and also from Germany. Right now she is living at Mary House with Vanessa. She joined the catholic workers through ICYE which is the partner organisation of ICJA in Germany. In her free time she likes going to the gym, listening to music and also to write.



Vanessa Dieditz is 19 years old and also from Germany. She is living at Mary House with Jasmin. She joined the Farm on the 28th of August 2018 and will stay for a year. In her free time she likes playing the piano and the flute. Also she likes to read books or go hiking.




Benita Prior is 19 years old and from Germany. At the moment she is staying at the farm. She joined the community through the german partner organisation IN VIA Köln e.V. at the end of August and will stay for one year. In her free time Benita likes to read, play the violin and ride the longboard.



Kim Myeongjun is 22 years old and from South Korea. He arrived at the farm on the 13th of September 2018 and will stay for one year. He likes listening to music and cooking.


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Su Neubert is a live-in volunteer at the Catholic Worker Farm.  She has been a teacher of Art and English at various age levels for many years.  Su’s interests include spirituality, all art disciplines, music, nature, food, culture, education, sport, literature, social justice, health and well-being.



The Farm House

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Catholic Worker Farm is situated on a large working cattle farm in a rural setting with 2 acres of land and lake frontage. At present members who comprise the community are Scott Albrecht, Birthe Albrecht and three volunteers. There is a steady stream of both visiting and live-in volunteers who come for up to a year and share in the community life of prayer, gardening, resistance and advocacy with our Guests.


We at The Catholic Worker Farm commit ourselves, our space and our time in order to strengthen others in Faith and Resistance. We are committed to the Aims and Means of The Catholic Worker. This means we are committed to Prayer, Personalism, A Decentralised Society, A Green Revolution, Non-violence, The Works of Mercy, Manual Labour and Voluntary Poverty.