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Brigham Young University’s employees should be a cheerful, empathetic example to students, a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the university’s faculty and staff Monday.

“You have more than a job,” Dale G. Renlund, a member of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, told them from a pulpit in the Marriott Center. “You are fulfilling one of the important purposes of the gathering of Israel.”

Renlund and BYU President Kevin Worthen addressed the university’s employees Monday morning as the kickoff to BYU’s annual University Conference. Students will return to campus for the beginning of the fall semester next week.

Renlund said it is the university’s responsibility to help students gain intelligence and knowledge that they will bring beyond their lifetime.

He warned employees against being cynical, skeptical or sowing the seeds of doubt among students. He said no student should be uncertain if an employee is devoted to Christ, the church or the church’s leaders.

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