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 t
times over the past 20 years.


Birthe Albrecht is 51. She brings many skills to the farm. She is a writer and a great organiser. Birthe has worked with abandoned and trafficked animals in an Ecuadorian rescue centre. Birthe has a heart for woman and children who have suffered and been treated unjustly. She recently discovered St. Francis and feels strongly  that her goal is to embrace Franciscan values.


Olivia Voggel is 19 years old. She joined us through IN Via, one of our German partner organisations. Olivia will be staying at the farm for one year. She seems to be happy in every situation which makes people smile. She enjoys doing the paper stuff, reading and learning new skills.


Lotta is 19 years old and from Germany. She joined the Catholic Worker Farm in August 2016 and will help us for one year. She likes the variety of people in the community and having good conversations with everybody. In her free time Lotta enjoys reading, going swimming and learning new things.


Levin Vollmer is 20 years old and from the south of Germany. He joined the farm through ICE, a german partner organisation, in September 2016. Levin loves talking to all people he’s meeting and he also enjoys the hard work in the garden. In his free time he loves walking outside and enjoys playing with the children.


Wibke is 18 years old and from Dresden. In September 2016 she joined the farm to stay here for one year. At the moment she is staying at Mary House with all the children what makes her very happy and grateful. Wibke is also interested in cooking and baking.


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 and seven 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.