Who we are

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.
Pritika is 19 years old and from Germany. She loves cooking and baking as well as meeting new people. She's loving the variety of work in the farm and everyone she met so far.
Carl is 18 years old and from Germany. He loves to do sports in his free time, so he's excited about the physcial work on the farm. He'll stay with us for one year.
Marie is 18 years old and from Germany. She loves to meet new people and explore the world. When she came to the Catholic Worker Farm, she fell in love with the dog Sam.
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Francisco is 25 and he is from Portugal. He discovered the life and works of Dorothy Day and sought to live in a Catholic Worker community. He loves the spacious atmosphere of the farm and the company of our dog Sam. After staying here for one year he decided to stay another year.


The 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 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 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.