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Dave & Anna Friedrich




Dave was born and raised in the Toronto area. He attended Tyndale Bible College , went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from York University in Philosophy, and then his Master's degree from Regent College in Vancouver , B.C.. During these school years, he worked at TDCanada Trust for 10 years. Dave first came to Swiss L'Abri in 2001 and became a worker in 2003. After meeting and marrying Anna here, they moved to Ohio where Dave worked as a Youth Director. It was there that their two sons were born- Cole and Adam. After three years, they returned to Anna's hometown in Virginia where Dave became a professional Firefighter and Paramedic (much to the delight of his young sons!). During those five years of civil service, Dave was also ordained in the Anglican tradition.

Anna first came to L'Abri as a student in 2003. Before coming, she had worked in Kenya with a humanitarian organization as well as briefly studied music at Virginia Tech. She and Dave met at Swiss L'Abri , married, and worked here together for a couple of years before moving back to the U.S. . In the intervening decade, she has been a part-time Worship Leader in two churches, but has mostly given herself to the home-education of their wonderful sons - Cole and Adam.