Dan Collis, Disaster Relief State Chaplaincy Coordinator


     Dan Collis served as pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Sun City, Florida for the past 15 years and retired at the end of October, 2012.  Previous to that he served as Chaplain/Pastor at Manatee Recreational Vehicle Park from 1988 through 1999.  Dan has served on the mission field in Kenya and El Salvador.  Dan attended seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension in Tampa, Florida from 1988 through 1991.
     Dan worked with the National Weather Service in Ruskin, Florida and retired after 30 years of service serving first as an electronic technician and finally as a systems analyst.  His connection with the National Weather Service gives him a unique link and extensive background in weather events.
     Dan and his wife, Lee have three sons and a daughter, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  They have lived in Ruskin since 1975.