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.


Victoria Le is 18 years old. She joined us through ICE, one of our German partner organisations. At the moment she is staying at Mary House with all the children what makes her very happy and grateful. In her free time Victoria enjoys reading, jogging and walking outside.

Johanna is beautifuuuul

Johanna Braunreuther is 19 years old and from Germany. She joined the Catholic Worker Farm in August 2017 and will help us for one year. She likes living in a community and being with the children at Mary House. In her free time Johanna enjoys reading, biking and playing the guitar.

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.