Clarke and Julia Scheibe
Julia grew up just south of Vancouver, in White Rock, B.C. and studied at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., receiving her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1998. After two years of hospital work, she transitioned to Community Health Nursing in the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a place beset with prostitution, heavy drug use, and homelessness. Her heart for the marginalized led to a working relationship with Jacob's Well, a ministry that focuses on the needs of the people living there. She also studied part-time at Regent College. Her interests are playing the viola, singing, reading classics, cooking, gardening, and playing games.
Clarke grew up in Memphis, TN. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts (University of Mississippi), with a Creative Writing emphasis; and then with a Masters of Divinity (Regent College) in 2004. His interests are in theology, philosophy, social critique, literature, short fiction, and music.
Jeff and Carrie Adams
Jeff studied at Regent College, earning a master's degree in the History of Christianity with corresponding minors in Theology and Literature as Theology. In 2002, after graduation, Jeff taught Bible and History for one year at a private Bible College in Eugene Oregon. Jeff then spent four years in Real Estate development and Construction specializing in Project Management in Denver Colorado and Portland Oregon. He and Carrie were married in January of 2004. Because of the process of his journey, Jeff has become interested in vocational and spiritual direction, adding these to his other favorites of the Christian imagination, and historical theology. Outside of studying, Jeff enjoys classical music, carpentry, the ocean, walks on Bowen, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, poetry, science fiction, the inklings, and following his favorite sports teams.
Carrie studied English secondary education at Northwest University. After marrying Jeff in 2004, and moving to Denver, she taught English and Creative Writing at a local charter school. Upon moving back to Portland, Carrie successfully managed a high tech consulting business for a family friend, eventually becoming vice president while owning and running her own related business on the side. Feeling a call to something new, Carrie became a Certified Life Coach. During her training she realized that she wanted to intentionally shape her life around hospitality, community, and helping others. This led her to resign from one company, sell another, and move with Jeff to England in order to explore L'Abri. Carrie holds interest in vocational and spiritual direction, as well as poetry, adolescent literature, non-fiction, gardening, and film.
Marie-Madeleine grew up and lived most of her life in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was apprenticed as a dressmaker and studied to be a secretary. She had the opportunity to live 6 months in Brasil and worked for more than one year in London as a receptionist in a hotel. Her interests are: music, strolling around in London and getting lost in her streets (she dreams of the next time she will be able to do it again), art, languages, being with people, and nature.