b'42springtideresearch.orgMy community has been a blessing over the last few years. I graduated from college in April 2021. I had to quarantine due to being exposed to COVID, and I missed a retreat. The campus came together and made me feel loved and respected by allowing me to still be a part of the team virtually. The COVID-19 pandemic has really changed the way we do things in America and in the world. I think the future is full of unknowns. I felt loved that weekend in college when the community came together, and now I hope I can make my youth ministry students feel that same sense of belonging.Darby, 23'