“We’re All in this Together.”

Posted 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.

  • Rev. David Graybeal, E&H Class of 1995.

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