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

Birthe Albrecht is 54 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.

 

Jennifer Ulate is a 19 year old volunteer from Costa Rica. She joined us on March 2019. Right now she lives at the Farm. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys sleeping and watching movies.

 

Lukas Klatt is 17 years old and from Germany. He is a very fun and happy volunteer who loves to travel and meet new people, which are some of the reasons he joined the community. During his free time, Lukas loves to listen to music.

 

Wan Jung Chang is 24 years old and from Taiwan. She loves Pikachu and spends her free time practicing her English and watching movies. Wan Jung is staying at the Mary House for six months.

 

Daniela Viteri is an 18 year old volunteer from Ecuador. She is staying at the Mary House until February 2020. Her favourite hobbies include equestrian jumping and flamenco dancing. 

 

Anna von der Forst is 18 years old and from Germany. She is taking a gap year before going to university. Her love for community and helping others are some of the reasons she chose to work at the Farm.

 

Lorenz Berberich is 18 years old and from Germany. He joined The Catholic Worker Farm on September 2019 and will stay for one year.  During his free time, Lorenz loves to practice sports, especially handball. He also enjoys singing and dancing, making him essential at The Farm.

 

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.
 

 

 

Community

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.