On October 4, more than a thousand of metro Atlanta’s business and civic leaders gathered at the Hyatt Regency downtown for the annual Atlanta Interfaith Business Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Founded 21 years ago by Atlanta Rotary past president and former Bellsouth CEO Frank Skinner, the breakfast was a chance for Atlanta’s business leaders to “press pause” on their busy schedules and reflect on the power of prayer – across faiths and denominations.
This year’s Prayer Breakfast was even more meaningful because Bill Nordmark, a past president of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and a pillar of the Atlanta community, was serving as event chair until he passed away suddenly from a brain aneurism in mid-August. In the wake of this devastating news, fellow club member Glen Jackson volunteered as acting chair to make sure the event lived up to Bill’s high standards, and to honor Bill’s long legacy of service in the process.
In an article about the Prayer Breakfast for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jackson described Bill Nordmark as “A man who had immense faith in God and who loved everyone with sincerity and radiant joy.”
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy provided the keynote, Atlanta Rotarian David Duke’s Living Stories team produced a moving video about the momentum on Atlanta’s Westside, while the Georgia Festival Chorus, founded by Atlanta Rotarian Frank Boggs, lifted their voices and the spirits of everyone in attendance.
Look for news on next year’s Prayer Breakfast at atlantainterfaithbreakfast.com in the fall of 2019.