IPCA World Wide thrives because of the passion, time and energy devoted to the promotion of prison chaplaincy the work of chaplains themselves by the world wide steering committee. Members regularly meet and in doing so overcome the hurdles of timezones, language and the ready availability of technology to ensure that IPCA continues to serve its membership.

So you can know who is working away to keep IPCA at the forefront of Prison Chaplaincy around the world, here are your steering committee members:

 

 

 

IPCA World Wide President, David Buick

IPCA Worldwide President, David Buick, has been involved in Christian ministry since arriving in France from his native UK in 1985, and has been a prison chaplain since 2003. From 2011 to 2020 he served as regional protestant chaplain for North-West France, overseeing chaplaincy activities in some 25 correctional facilities. He has been involved with IPCA since 2005 and joined IPCA’s Worldwide Steering Committee in 2015 as one of the representatives for Europe, before being elected interim President in June 2020. He pastors independent church Christ Pour Tous (‘Christ for All’) in Rennes, Brittany, and is a member of the city’s protestant pastors’ fraternal and its ecumenical committee. He is married to Naomi, also a prison chaplain; they have three grown-up children.

Tim Dixon, Steering Committee member

Tim serves as Christian Chaplain at HM Prison Durham, a busy local remand
prison in the North-East of England. He has been involved in prison
chaplaincy for over 11 years, and is an associate staff member at King’s
Church Durham, a Charismatic Evangelical church serving Durham City and
beyond. He has served as Free Church Chaplain in a number of prisons in the
North East, including High Security, Young Offenders, and Womens’ prisons.

Tim came to Durham University to study Classical languages and literature
in 2005 and trained for ministry at King’s Church and Cranmer Hall, gaining
an MA in Theology and Ministry in 2013. He is now studying for a Doctorate
in Theology and Ministry, researching the pastoral care of prisoners held
on remand and the role of the chaplain. He is married to Caroline, a Modern
Languages teacher, and has two young children. Tim was elected to the IPCA
Worldwide Steering Committee in September 2020.