English L'Abri

 


 


(from left: Dawn and Peter Merz, Phillip Johnston, Marsh Moyle, Lindsey and Andy Patton,
Merran and Jim Paul, Edith Reitsema, Lili and Josué Reichow)

 



















Jim and Merran Paul

Jim (English) and Merran (South African) have two children, Jack and Sam. Jim has a background as a doctor in palliative medicine and Merran is a clinical psychologist.





Edith Reitsema

Edith is Dutch by background, but grew up in South Africa. She was involved at Dutch L’Abri before beginning work at English L’Abri. Edith has done graduate studies in South Africa, the USA, and the Netherlands in both philosophy and theology. She plays the violin.
 


Andy and Lindsey Patton

Andy and Lindsey hail from the American Midwest. Before coming to L’Abri they lived in Chicago, where Andy founded a small game design firm and Lindsey worked as a freelance writer for architecture and the arts.
 


Phillip Johnston

Phillip is a former worker at Southborough L’Abri (USA) and began working at English L’Abri after completing graduate coursework in St. Louis, Missouri. He is trained in theology and film studies.
 

Pete and Dawn Merz   Pete (Australian) and Dawn (USA) have three children.  Pete has a degree in Classics.  Before getting married Dawn was a single worker at this branch.

Pete and Dawn Merz

Pete (Australian) and Dawn (USA) have four children. Pete has a degree in Classics. Before getting married Dawn was a single worker at this branch.
 



Marsh and Tuula Moyle

Marsh and Tuula Moyle work with CityGate and worked for 35 years in that part of the world once known as 'Eastern Bloc". Their considerable experience brings together a commitment to ideas and hospitality. They are now based in Greatham village and have a study at the Manor House where they are an active part of the community.
 



Sarah Liechty

Sarah has served as a missionary in Central Europe for the past three decades. She works with CityGate in partnership with Marsh and Tuula. Having relocated to England , Sarah works out of the L'Abri office and plays an active part in the life of the community. She functions as 'the door' by handling bookings enquiries for those who want to stay with us.