Richard and Karen Bradford
Richard and Karen Bradford were married in 1994 in British Columbia, Canada. They have two children, Alexis is 22 and Simon is 19. They live and work in Chalet Bourdonnette.
Richard was born in Toronto and raised in a number of places around Southern Ontario. He completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Trinity Western University and his Masters degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Richard spent quite a few years painting houses before completing his education. He returned with his family in January, 2000 and he and Karen became workers in January, 2001.
Karen was born and raised in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Karen has completed a number of college diploma courses. She graduated in 1988 from a two-year diploma course in Leisure and Recreation Management; in 1991 she completed a diploma in Long Term Care Aid; and in 1994 graduated with a diploma as a registered massage therapist. For three years she ran her own massage therapy clinic in Vancouver. She attended Swiss L’Abri as a student in 1993 and returned with Richard, Alexis and Simon in January, 2000.
Amelia and Per-Ole Lind
Amelia came to L’Abri for the first time in 2007 after studying English literature, teaching and math at the University of Tennessee. She has worked for Redeemer Church of Knoxville, a record store and the legendary Martha Bog’s Bistro in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Per-Ole has a background in graphic design and art direction, working in Denmark, Japan (5 years) and the US (3 years). Per-Ole visited L’Abri the first time in 2008 and joined the staff in 2014 with Amelia. His main focus is creativity and the Bible. P.O. won an Orchid award for a victorian graffiti mural in Tennessee.
The Linds have two Children, Rena (4) and Peter (2).
Katrina and Aaron Fortune
Aaron was born and raised in the South East United States, and studied Philosophy and English in college. Has worked as a web developer and several other things. Loves talking, sometimes to himself.
Katrina is a confused mixture of Swiss and American, a typical third culture kid. Loves trying new art forms and making colorful foods. Often accidentally cooks food for forty people when she’s trying to cook for four.
Steve was raised in Connecticut and is retired from a career as an army officer. Since November 2015 he has visited L’Abri as often as possible. He joined the team as a worker in 2017, returning about every other term to live and work in Chalet Bellevue.
Marnie is our resident Kiwi! Born and bred in New Zealand she has had a variety of jobs including commercial fishing! Most recently she was running a busy Evangelical Church Coffeehouse in the UK. Involved with L’Abri in some form for the last two years she has now moved into the Bellevue worker role and is looking forward to making Switzerland home.