“It’s been such a gift working here.” Ed Christman
Ed Christman’s career at Wake Forest reflected the genius of a person in exactly the right job. He had a breadth of responsibilities that drew out his gifts and passions. He had the autonomy to find full expression of his creativity and leadership. And he had the advantage of longevity: 49 years of service gave him the chance to plant and harvest the fruit of many initiatives, to work with generations of students, faculty, and administrators, and to advocate for the best spirit of Wake Forest during a succession of interesting times.
Ed held four job titles over 49 years: Baptist Student Union Director, Baptist Campus Minister, Assistant Chaplain, and University Chaplain. His work evolved seamlessly with increasing responsibilities as he served both the people of Wake Forest and the institution itself. What he loved the most was working with students and seeing them grow.
Baptist Student Union Director, 1954-1956
Baptist Campus Minister, 1956-1959
See Part 1: Wake Forest Career 1954-1959
Baptist Campus Minister and Assistant Chaplain, 1961-1968
See Part 2: Wake Forest Career 1961-1968
University Chaplain, 1969-2003
Part 3: Wake Forest Career 1969-1983:
Part 4: Wake Forest Career 1983-1993
Part 5: Wake Forest Career 1993-2003
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