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Dan DeGroatDan DeGroat

Executive Director, Global Outreach Group

Dan DeGroat received his BS from Middle Tennessee State University, and worked as a park ranger before entering Christian camping ministry full time in 1978. Since then he has directed three different camps in Tennessee and Texas.

Dan served five years as president of the Christian Camp & Conference Association (CCCA) TN/KY Section, and on the CCCA Board of Directors. In 1996 he and his family moved to Russia where they lived for a year and a half. In 1997 Dan began as Director of Russia/CIS Ministries for CCCA. He was elected to, and currently serves on, the Executive Committee of the Christian Camping International oversight body, the International Forum.

Dan has made extended trips to more than twenty countries, and currently spends about twenty percent of his time traveling. Dan and Becky have three children–Michael, Sarah, and Ryken–the youngest of whom was adopted from an orphanage in the Russian Far East.


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