David Graybeal: “We’re All in this Together.”

by Monica Hoel

Rev. David Graybeal (E&H ’95) was quoted in the New York Times this week. He’s noticed an improvement in human nature.

A recent New York Times article chronicled what it’s like for the U.S. now that COVID-19 is starting to make its way into the rural sections of our country.

Among those interviewed for the article was Rev David Graybeal (E&H ’95), pastor of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens, Tennessee.  He says that despite all the challenging news, he has noticed a renewed sense of kindness in the air. “Some of the petty things that would be in the news and on social media before have sort of fallen away,” said David Graybeal, a Methodist pastor in Athens, Tenn. “There’s a sense that we are really in this together. Now it’s, ‘How can we pull through this and support one another in this social distancing?’ ”

Read the full New York Times article here.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/3248-rev-susannah-davis-to-preach-on-day-1-on-december"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.jpg" alt="woman smiling" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/409,371,2297,2259/14968_Susannah_Davis_studio_2023.rev.1701887673.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1888" data-max-h="1888" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/3248-rev-susannah-davis-to-preach-on-day-1-on-december">Rev. Susannah Davis to Preach on ‘Day 1’ on December 31, 2023.</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Susannah Davis, E&H Class of 1992, will soon be featured on a nationally broadcast program as she delivers a sermon entitled “A New Song.” You can hear the broadcast on December 31, 2024 at <a href="http://www.Day1.org"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.Day1.org</span></a>. The following press release was received in the E&H Alumni Office from the Day1 office.</p><a href="/live/news/3248-rev-susannah-davis-to-preach-on-day-1-on-december" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/877-the-man-who-made-emory-henry-and-costa-rica"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/72,0,329,256/6549_Scrapper.rev.1563216299.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/72,0,329,256/6549_Scrapper.rev.1563216299.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/72,0,329,256/6549_Scrapper.rev.1563216299.jpg" alt="Scrapper Broady, Emory & Henry Class of 1970." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="257" data-max-h="256" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/877-the-man-who-made-emory-henry-and-costa-rica">The Man Who Made Emory & Henry and Costa Rica Neighbors</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><a href="https://archive.org/details/OntheDuckPondWall/Scrapper+Broady.mp3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span>Click here to listen to an interview</span></a> with Scrapper Broady (’70) as he talks about the Pathway Project!  <a href="/live/news/877-the-man-who-made-emory-henry-and-costa-rica" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/3193-randy-queen-eh-class-of-2002-named-virginias-school-psy"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,11,631,643/14807_Randy_Queen_2.rev.1698343269.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,11,631,643/14807_Randy_Queen_2.rev.1698343269.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,11,631,643/14807_Randy_Queen_2.rev.1698343269.jpg" alt="Man receiving award from woman." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="631" data-max-h="632" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/3193-randy-queen-eh-class-of-2002-named-virginias-school-psy">Randy Queen, E&H Class of 2002, Named Virginia’s School Psychologist of the Year</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Randy is the leading school psychologist for the Roanoke County Public Schools.</p><a href="/live/news/3193-randy-queen-eh-class-of-2002-named-virginias-school-psy" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/156-eamph-alumnus-gary-reedy-named-ceo-of-american"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/851_alumni-gary-reedy.rev.1507730801.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/851_alumni-gary-reedy.rev.1507730801.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/851_alumni-gary-reedy.rev.1507730801.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/851_alumni-gary-reedy.rev.1507730801.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/851_alumni-gary-reedy.rev.1507730801.jpg" alt="Reedy, class of 78, speaks on campus." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/851_alumni-gary-reedy.rev.1507730801.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/156-eamph-alumnus-gary-reedy-named-ceo-of-american">E&H Alumnus Gary Reedy Is CEO of American Cancer Society</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Gary M. Reedy serves as the chief executive officer of the <a title="American Cancer Society Homepage" href="http://www.cancer.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">American Cancer Society</a>, placing the 1978 Emory & Henry graduate atop one of the most influential non-profit organizations in the nation. <a href="/live/news/156-eamph-alumnus-gary-reedy-named-ceo-of-american" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>