|ATLANTA -- July 11, 2002 –
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a
reception for state and city civic and business leaders
prior to a Stephen R. Covey seminar held in Atlanta
Wednesday evening. Dr. Covey, a
world-renowned author, lecturer, and leadership mentor was
in Atlanta to "give a gift to the families of
Atlanta." His seminar entitled
"Strengthening Families Strengthens Our Community"
was attended by thousands of metro-Atlanta residents.
Dr. Covey shared "lighthouse" principles that have
proven effective in strengthening family bonds and renewing
Elder Gene R. Cook, President of the North
America Southeast Area was in attendance at the reception
and seminar, as were a host of other local Church
leaders. At the reception, civic and business leaders
had an opportunity to meet Stephen and Sandra Covey as well
as to interact with members of the Church and members of the
BYU Atlanta Management Society. Elder Devn Cornish,
who most recently served as 2nd Counselor in the North
America Southeast Area Presidency, gave the benediction to
conclude the seminar.
Many commented following the seminar that
Dr. Covey was truly inspirational. The evening proved to be an opportunity for
residents to hear from one of America's most-influential
leaders, while also being exposed to the Church in a small
but significant way.