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Interview with Jalen

There’s better that can come after a tragedy.

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Bishop Jalen Whittleton and his wife were newlyweds when they nearly lost everything by a flash flood in Columbia, South Carolina in the fall of 2015. As a religious leader, Jalen finds deep inspiration and comfort from the people around him. In particular, he focuses on helping men talk about and process their feelings after the disaster.