1. Employment History
|2012 – ||Honorary Assistant, parish of St. Margaret, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
|2017 – 2018||Interim priestly leadership, parish of St. Mary, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
|2008 – 2010||Interim Incumbent at the parish of St. Luke, Winnipeg, a two year appointment.
|2005 – 2008||Writing, lecturing. Temporarily retired from full time ordained ministry. Also, in 2007, receptionist, secretary and office manager for Dixon Law Office (his wife, Heather’s law practice, now closed).
|1998 - 2005||Incumbent, parish of St.George, Winnipeg, Manitoba|
- 309 households, in older residential district.
- parish known for its choir of men and boys.
|1981 - 1998||Incumbent, parish of St.Chad, Winnipeg, Manitoba|
- 250 households, in ecumenically owned centre
|1974 - 1981||Incumbent, parish of St.Patrick & St.Jude, Winnipeg|
- 200 households, core-area merger of two declining parishes
|1970 - 1973||Youth work/Stewardship officer, Diocese of Antigua|
|1965 - 1970||Beginning of ordained ministry; youth work, a rural parish|
|In the beginning...||Hospital Orderly, food server, jazz musician, singer, & library clerk at various times during preparation for ordained ministry.|
2. Wider Church involvement
||Member of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land “B-15 Resolution” committee – a group whose purpose is to research ways to include Aboriginal decision-making methods in diocesan life.
||Member of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land Stewardship Council
|2000 - ||Consecration Sunday stewardship guest preacher: St. Johns Cathedral, St. Albans, St. Stephens, Good Shepherd, St. Luke’s, St. Margaret’s, St. James (all parishes in the Diocese of Ruperts Land); St. Albans Cathedral (Diocese of Keewatin); All Saints, Vernon (Diocese of Kootenay)|
|1996 - ||Member of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land Board on Canons and Rules of Order.|
|1992 - 1998||District Dean, Assiniboine Deanery, Diocese of Ruperts Land|
|1988 - 2002||Session lecturer, various short courses, St.Johns Institute for Anglican Ministry|
|1997||Delegate to Provincial Synod, in Lac la Biche, Alberta|
|1996 - 2001||Bishops Total Ministry task force. Working to enable and support the active ministries of every baptized person.|
|1996||Missioner to two Ruperts Land parishes.|
|1996||Taught a course to representatives from Ruperts Land parishes, entitled Managing a Struggling Parish.|
|1995||Delegate to General Synod, in Ottawa, Ontario|
|1991 - 1996||Tutor in Anglican History and Theology, University of Winnipeg Faculty of Divinity M.Div program.|
|1988 - 1996||Ruperts Land Stewardship Commission (chair, 1991 - 1996)|
|1980 - 1988||Spiritual Director, Ruperts Land Cursillo|
|various years||Spiritual Director, Teens Encounter Christ weekends|
3. Community Involvement
|2016 – ||Chaplain, RCMP Veterans’ Association of Manitoba|
|2011 - ||Member, Manitoba Medical Services Foundation Board of Directors|
|1998 - 2008||Member (until it was dissolved in favour of an Ottawa-based board), of the Research Ethics Panel of the Institute of Biodiagnostics, Winnipeg, a branch of Canadas National Research Council|
|2004||Reader, Bodleian Library, Oxford|
|1987-1990||Enrolled part-time: Graduate Studies Department, University of Manitoba (Dept. of Religion)|
|1965||Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Trinity College, Toronto|
|1962||Bachelor of Arts, McGill University (English Honours, music minor)|
|Married||to Heather Ann Dixon, Ll.B.|
|Children||Four grown children, eight grandchildren.|
(For more on the family, click here.)
6. Leisure Interests
|Computers||Macintosh-literate. Internet geek. iPhone user. |
|Published||A Little Bible Handbook|
Available from the author for (US)$6.00, and for free viewing on the www.
|Music||Listens to Classical, Jazz, pipe organ, and church choral music|
Plays clarinet & recorder. Played classical guitar until arthritis in the left hand put an end to that.
|Reading||History, biography, science, fantasy literature, spy thrillers, & car magazines|
|Automotive||Has torn down and rebuilt cars in younger years. Belonged to the Winnipeg Sports Car club. Racetrack safety official (1973-4)|
|Outdoors||Avid wilderness camper.|
|Photography||Once got an honourable mention at the Red River Exhibition!|
|Motto:||Disagree with me all you like - thats fine - but I will not be misunderstood!|
|Favourite psalm:||103 - Praise the Lord, oh my soul...|
|Favourite hymn:||Praise my soul the King of Heaven (Psalm 103, naturally)|
|Personal hero:||Archbishop Thomas Cranmer|
|Hobbies:||This website; playing the clarinet|