“Seldom does an institution spawn a graduate who so thoroughly embodies its soul, Pro Humanitate. His compassion and kindness, combined with his witty and wonderfully irreverent spirit, have made some proclaim he is Wake Forest’s demon deacon.”
—President Nathan O. Hatch
“When you look at the entire institution, there are few people who have had an impact on Wake Forest in a way that transcends their individual assignment. Ed Christman is one of those few.”
—Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson (’43)
“Ed Christman is one of the Wake Forest ‘institutions’ whose tenure and influence have made him one of the most visible and beloved figures in our modern history. Whether working with individual students or leading our public liturgical observances, Ed has influenced generations of Wake Foresters.”
—Former President Thomas K. Hearn Jr.
“During his years of service to Wake Forest University, Ed Christman established a reputation as a preacher, administrator, counselor, university representative and prophetic voice on the campus and in the larger community.”
—Bill Leonard, James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies, School of Divinity