It takes a lot of effort to keep the chaplains and staff ‘flying’. To support the three chaplains, there are three boards. One Roman Catholic foundation, one Protestant foundation and one Old-Catholic and Anglican foundation. These three foundations form a ‘trust’ that oversees the operations of the Airport Chaplaincy (Dutch: Luchthavenpastoraat)
The Old-Catholic and Anglican board came into being at the beginning of the year 2011. Anglicans and Old Catholics share the responsibility in three ways: through prayer, through people and through funding.
The Bishop of Haarlem, mgr Dr. Dirk Jan Schoon and the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, the Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes, signed a covenant in which full participation is secured. Totally in line with the longstanding (more than 80 years) cooperation between the two church communities. In addition to the support of these two churches here in the Netherlands, the British branch of the Willibrord Society also supports OCAAM.
The OCAAM Board, from 1st July 2019
|Mr. E. de Boer||Chairman||Old-Catholic|
|Mr. Ir. A.Blok||Secretary||Old-Catholic|
|Ms. A. Huijink
The Old-Catholic or Anglican reverend is not a member of the OCAAM Board but he attends the OCAAM Board meetings.
Click on a link to open a document. In the Wings & Prayers publications our chaplain describes several events he experienced as a chaplain of the Schiphol Airport Chaplaincy in Amsterdam.