Dan and Cay during a recent visit to Lake Tahoe


Dan was born in Portland, Oregon in 1952; he moved to Tyler, Texas in 1975 and lived there until 2018 when he moved to Arlington, Virginia. He married Cay Pryor Bolin over 40 years ago and they have two daughters. Catie was born in 1981 but died of Leukemia in 1990. Haley was born in 1985 and lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two children.



Dan received his Doctor of Ministry from Denver Seminary in 2007 and his MBA from LeTourneau University in 1995. He received his Master of Theology from Dallas Seminary in 1981 and his BA from Seattle Pacific University in 1975.               



Dan is the President of Refueling in Flight Ministries. In July 2018 he retired as the International Director of Christian Camping International (CCI). CCI is an alliance of 24 national and regional associations of Christian camps and camping leaders. CCI supports camp, conference, retreat and outdoor adventure ministries in 70 countries and serves 13,000,000 campers and guests each year. He had been in this role since 2007. Prior to CCI, Dan was the President of KVNE/KGLY Christian Radio in Tyler, Texas from 1998-2007. Dan was the Director of Pine Cove Christian Camps from 1983-1997 and served on staff at Pine Cove for a total of 25 summers. Dan also teaches as an adjunct professor at Dallas Seminary.



Dan has served on numerous boards including: Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCI-USA), Christian Leadership Alliance, Medical Ambassadors, Bethel Bible Church in Tyler, TX, and the Tyler Independent School District.


Dan is the author or co-author of eight books: How to Be Your Daughter’s Daddy, How to Be Your Little Man’s Dad (with Ken Sutterfield), How to Be Your Wife’s Best Friend (with John Trent), The One that Got Away and Other Life Lessons from Fishing, Avoiding the Blitz and Other Life Lessons from Football, A Hole in One and Other Life Lessons from Golf, The Winning Run and Other Life Lessons from Baseball (with Ed Diaz), and Fresh Bread.


In 2003, Dan’s article, Pop Quizzes, was awarded first-place for devotional articles by the Evangelical Press Association. In 2010 Dan was named a Medallion Award winner by the Seattle Pacific University Alumni Association. In 2016 he was awarded the Scott King Award for life-time contribution to Christian camping.


Dan enjoys fly-fishing, backpacking, hiking, jogging, reading, travel and spending time with his family. He is a seasoned traveler having visited all 50 states and over 50 foreign countries.

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