June 20, 2014
by Kathleen Garber
A new biographical website will celebrate the career of Chaplain Emeritus Edgar D. Christman (’50, JD ’53) and wife Jean Christman (’51). The site, www.edchristman.com, is written by Carolyn Christman with contributions from friends, family members, and colleagues.
Ed and Jean arrived on the old campus as students in the late 1940s and have spent their lives as part of Wake Forest. Ed served as Baptist Student Union Director and Baptist Campus Minister during the 1950s, Assistant Chaplain (1961-68), and then as University Chaplain (1969-2003). The Christmans are now happily retired at Salemtowne community, still close to the campus.
The website will collect stories and memories of the Christman years. It gives the opportunity for anyone to read – and contribute to – this grass-roots biography of two remarkable people. It will also become part of the University’s history through preservation in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Christman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. Once a Deac, always a Deac – and we’re here for you. Each day we leap out of bed humming the fight song, ready to create the moments that keep the spirit of Wake Forest present in your world.