History of Conferences

History of IACAC Conferences

In 1967 the Airport Chaplain at Brussels International Airport, the Rev. Father Xavier de Meeus, called a meeting of Airport Chaplains to discuss their unique ministry in Civil Aviation. From that small meeting has grown an organization with members at over 130 airports and on every continent. Each year they met to share fellowship and insights which support their ministry. Hereunder is a list of those venues where conferences have been held in the ensuing years.

1 – 1967 Brussels, Belgium
Host Chaplain: Rev Xavier de Meeus
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

2 – 1968 Dublin, Ireland
Host Chaplain: Rev. John Fenlon
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

3 – 1969 New York JFK, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Joseph Fox
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

4 – 1970 Paris-Orly, France
Host Chaplain: Rev. Raymond Steux
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

5 – 1971 Rome, Italy
Host Chaplain: Rev. Franco Serfustini
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

6 – 1972 London Heathrow, United Kingdom
Host Chaplain: Rev. Alan Gowdey
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

7 – 1973 Malta, Malta
Host Chaplain: Rev. Daniel Sammut
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

8 – 1974 Vancouver, Canada
Host Chaplain: Rev. Tom Elden
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

9 – 1975 Chicago, USA
Host Chaplains: Rev. Jack Keough, Rev. Bill Barnhardt, Rev. Tom Bringas, Rev. John Hebner, Rev. Walter Maader
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

10 – 1976 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Host Chaplain: Rev. Walter Maader
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

11 – 1977 Melbourne, Australia
Host Chaplain: Rev. Peter Holloway
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

12 – 1978 Montreal, Canada
Host Chaplains: Rev. Horace Baugh, Rev. Arthur Gareau
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

13 – 1979 Paris, France
Host Chaplains: Rev. Jean Boulanger, Rev. Zalay Zultan
President: Rev. Xavier de Meeus

14 – 1980 Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Bob White
President: Rev Xavier de Meeus

15 – 1981 Hong Kong, China/Hong Kong
Host Chaplain: Rev. Samuel Marsden
President: Rev C T [Peter] Holloway

16 – 1982 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Host Chaplains: Rev. Johann Duin, Rev. Jan A. Hoogervoist
President: Rev C T [Peter] Holloway

17 – 1983 Toronto, Canada
Host Chaplains: Rev. Paul Healy, Rev. Philip Phillips, Sr. Florence Daughinas, Ms. Sandy McCready
President: Rev C T [Peter] Holloway

18 – 1984 Melbourne, Australia
Host Chaplain: Rev C T [Peter] Holloway
President: Rev C T [Peter] Holloway

1985
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil [canceled]
President: Rev C T [Peter] Holloway

19 – 1986 London-Gatwick, United Kingdom
Host Chaplains: Rev. Philip Bloy, Rev. Michael Hill
President: Rev John Jamnicky

20 – 1987 Montreal-Dorval, Canada
Host Chaplains: Rev. Horace Baugh, Rev. Gerald La Vigne, Ms. Mary Champagne
President: Rev John Jamnicky

21 – 1988 Manila, Philippines
Host Chaplain: Rev. Modesto [Steve] Testone
President: Rev John Jamnicky

22 – 1989 Dublin, Ireland
Host Chaplain: Rev. Tommy McCarthy
President: Rev John Jamnicky

23 – 1990 Atlanta, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Charles Shirley
President: Rev John Jamnicky

24 – 1991 Christchurch, New Zealand
Host Chaplains: Rev. Ivan B. Powell, Rev. Laurie Richards
President: Rev John Jamnicky

25 – 1992 Brussels, Belgium
Host Chaplains: Rev. Patricia Forceville, Rev. Herman Boon
President: Rev John Jamnicky

26 – 1993 Chicago-O’Hare, USA
Host Chaplains: Rev. John Jamnicky, Deacon Jim O’Malley
Rev James Devine

27 – 1994 London, United Kingdom
Host Chaplains: Rev. Stuart Wilson & all other London chaplains
President: Rev James Devine

28 – 1995 Sydney, Australia
Host Chaplain: Sr. Jacinta Dolan
President: Rev James Devine

29 – 1996 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
President: Rev James Devine

30 – 1997 Stockholm, Sweden
Host Chaplains: Rev. Brita Bergling, Rev. Brit Marklund
President: Rev James Devine

31 – 1998 New York JFK, USA
Host Chaplains: Rev. Jim Devine, Rev. Rev. Patricia Evans, Rabbi Alvin Poplov
President: Rev James Devine

32 – 1999 Munich, Germany
Host Chaplains: Rev. Dr. Franz Gasteiger, Rev. Helmut Leipold
President: Rev James Devine

33 – 2000 Johannesburg, South Africa
Host Chaplains: Rev. Adrian Henning, Rev. Andre Filion, Rev. Peter Whitehead, Rev. Hendrik J. van Niekerk
President: Rev Walter Meier

34 – 2001 Indianapolis, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Glenn O’Connor
President: Rev Walter Meier

35 – 2002 Paris, France
Host Chaplains: Rev. Jean-Pierre Dassonville, Fr. Jacques Fournier
President: Rev Walter Meier

36 – 2003 Melbourne, Australia
Host Chaplains: Miss Mary Holloway, Rev C T [Peter] Holloway
President: Rev Walter Meier

37 – 2004 Seattle, USA
Host Chaplains: Rev. John Oas, Mrs. Kay Oas
President: Rev Canon Mike Vincer

38 – 2005 Manchester, United Kingdom
Host Chaplain: Rev. Canon Mike Vincer
President: Rev Canon Mike Vincer

39 – 2006 Cape Town, South Africa
Host Chaplains: Rev. Adrian Henning, Mrs. Heathere Henning, Rev. Andre Filion, Rev. Peter Whitehead
President: Rev Adrian Henning

40 – 2007 Dallas-Fort Worth, USA
Host Chaplain: Bishop “DD” Hayes, Ms. Marche Wick
President: Rev Andrea Krasznai (acting president)

41 – 2008 Nice, France
Host Chaplain: Henri Damamme
President: Henri Damamme

42 – 2009 Lusaka, Zambia
Host Chaplain: Sr. Bernard Nkando
President: Henri Damamme

43 – 2010 Phoenix, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Al Young
President: Rev Jonathan Baldwin

44 – 2011 Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Host Chaplain: Rev. Lewis Rose
President: Rev Jonathan Baldwin

45 – 2012 Melbourne, Australia
Host Chaplains: Miss Mary Holloway, Major Winton Knopp
President: Rev Can Jonathan Baldwin

46 – 2013 Atlanta, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Chester Cook
President: Rev Can Jonathan Baldwin

47 – 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Host Chaplains: Rev. Nico Sarot, Rev. Wina Hordijk
President: Deacon Lewis Rose

48 – 2015 New York JFK, USA
Host Chaplain: Rev. Romeo Dabee
President: Deacon Lewis Rose

49 – 2016 Paris, France
Host Chaplain: Rev. Pierre de Mareuil
President: Rev. George Lane

50 – 2017  Stockholm, Sweden
Host Chaplain: Rev. Unni Franck
President: Rev. George Lane

51 – 2018 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Host Chaplain: Deacon George Szalony
President: Rev. George Lane