This message was sent to faculty, staff and students on April 2, 2020.

Dear Wake Forest community,

One of the great joys in life is being part of a team, working together toward a goal that none could accomplish independently. In times of challenge, a team is tested and shows its true character. As we continue to navigate the complexities of COVID-19, I am extremely grateful to be part of the Wake Forest team with all of you.

Recently, one member of our team, Jonathan L. Walton, Dean of the Chapel and Dean of the School of Divinity, shared an encouraging word with several of us. After being uplifted by his message, I thought it would be equally edifying for the greater Wake Forest community.

Wherever this video message finds you, I hope you will be encouraged.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but together, we will endure this season and come out stronger on the other side.


Nathan O. Hatch