Vi Dutcher

Nate was a model of how faculty collaborate, support each other, and work at being colleagues. At all times, he was professional. He had a great sense of humor, and we saw this during Kairos Place retreats in May where he often shared with us what he was writing. Nate represented the seminary on the Writing Committee, a committee that then-provost Beryl Brubaker formed to be a place of support and ideas for me, EMU’s new writing program director. During the years that Nate served on this committee, he was unflagging in his support, helping to get publicity for the writing program to administrators and graduate programs. I could always depend upon him. I admired his ability to be real and godly at the same time. I miss him greatly.