Former IPCA President Rod Moore receives the Order of Australia Medal
Former IPCA Worldwide President Rev. Rod Moore recently attended an official ceremony to receive the Order of Australia Medal for “service to the community through chaplaincy roles in corrective institutions”. The honour recognised Rod’s extraordinary journey from a background of drugs, alcohol, and outlaw motorcycle gangs to Anglican priest and prison chaplain. As one journalist interviewing him put it, “the fact he managed to turn his life around and use that ‘real life’ experience to his advantage as a prison chaplain is part of what made him so highly respected with both colleagues and inmates.”
The initial announcement of the award in June coincided with Rod’s retirement, as well as with his departure from IPCA’s Worldwide Steering Committee for health reasons, thus offering a well-timed and fitting tribute to his career and ministry.
“It’s great to see Rod in good shape at this award ceremony”, said Pastor David Buick, who replaced Rod Moore as President of IPCA Worldwide in June 2020. “By nature, the ministry of prison chaplains is usually well out of the public eye, so all of us at IPCA are delighted to see Rod receive the public recognition he deserves for his service and testimony. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
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