The Catholic Worker Farm is situated on a large working cattle farm in a rural setting with 4.5 acres of land and lake frontage. At present members who comprise the Core Community are Scott Albrecht, Birthe Albrecht and 5 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 to injustice  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 Social Justice. 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.

Scott Albrecht is a Former Chaplain, U.S. Military and Third Order Franciscan, BA, MA in Applied Theology, Faith Based Peace Activist. Scott has accompanied homeless women and children at various times over the past 37 years.
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Birthe Albrecht is 57 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.

Linda, 19, has diverse interests–playing violin, gaming, exercise, and singing. With a fascination for scientific studies, she envisions a future in chemistry. Joyful, reliable, and open-minded, Linda adds vibrancy to volunteering, infusing projects with her infectious enthusiasm and unwavering dependability. 

Yu-Hao Ma, (or Tony as we call him)18, loves mathematics, programming, and a variety of musical instruments including the erhu, piano, guitar, and ukulele, and plans to study mechanics in college. With a proactive, strategic, and humorous personality, Yuhao is eager to make a positive contribution to volunteerism while promoting personal growth and community development.

Yuzuna,20, loves watching sports, playing volleyball, and listening to music. She’s kind, curious, and always ready to help. Yuzuna hasn’t settled on her future plans yet but might pursue her studies. Her open-mindedness makes her a great addition to the community.

Charlotte is 19 years old and passionate about making a change. In addition to playing the violin and singing, she enjoys running. Her future plans include working on something that would allow her to lend a helping hand to those in need. Empathetic, curious, and creative, her goal is to make the world a better place by serving the poor.

Walter Schmidt, aged 20, enjoys boxing and mastering firecraft. He aspires to marry and build a family. Walter embodies Orthodox Christian values. His commitment to his faith drives his desire to help others.