Friend and colleague

One of the things I loved about Chad was his booming voice. He spoke with authority and passion. Although most of our conversations were prompted by a technical question about data or statistics, we always found ourselves just talking about life as well.

His love for science was most obvious when he encountered challenges. Even during some of his most challenging times, he approached every new day with a smile and a laugh.

One of my favorite conversations with Chad was when we talked about the relationship between science and religion. During this lengthy conversation we spoke of how the two could be reconciled. Although none of us know all the details of what happens when we pass on from this life, something tells me that we’ll all see Chad’s smiling face again.

Chad was one of those unique people who made those around him better than they were before. I’ll miss him terribly and look forward to seeing him in the next life.