Board Chair: Deedee Collins
Deedee’s passion is to serve others with mercy, compassion, and encouragement so they may experience the love, beauty and glory of God through salvation in Jesus Christ. She came to Central Union Mission as a volunteer over twenty years ago and delights in serving dinner at the shelter, as well as supporting all their ministries, seeing lives transformed daily with the hope of the gospel of Christ. Deedee joined the board of directors in 2017 and currently serves as chair.
She loves to study God’s Word and encourage women in their walk of faith through Bible study teaching, mentoring, writing and speaking. Deedee enjoyed a rewarding three-decade career in the national security field. Her undergraduate degree is in business, and she holds a master’s degree in human resource management and development.
She is married to Buzz, a retired naval aviator and captain with Southwest Airlines. They have two sons, both married, and two adorable grandchildren. They are members and deacons at Immanuel Bible Church (IBC) in Springfield, Virginia, involved in evangelism and outreach efforts. Currently, they serve as mentors with the young adult ministry and lead a neighborhood Bible study. Deedee also serves on IBC Women’s Ministry Leadership Team and participates in the women’s spiritual mentoring ministry she helped launch in 2014.