L'abri la Vall is owned and run by Magdalena and Björn Hedström. Both are anchored in the Saron congregation in Gothenburg, which is part of the Evangelical Free Church of Sweden.
Magdalena is a teacher and used to teach Swedish as a second language. Björn has an education in music and media and is the founder of Göteborg Gospel, the biggest gospel choir in Gothenburg with 500 singers during the time when Björn was in charge.
Both Magdalena and Björn have worked in the hotel and restaurant business.