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Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:46 pm
by Bruceson
I am a clerk for a ward that doesn't have a great deal of active Elders. Recently, a High Priest was called to be our new Elder's Quorum President. When I attempted to update this brother's calling in LCR, the program wouldn't let me do it. I assume that this is because the brother is a High Priest and the calling is in the Elder's Quorum. I asked my Stake Clerk about this and he wasn't sure how to fix this. Can anyone out there tell me how to fix this or who I need to speak with? Thanks for your help.

Re: Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:52 pm
by drepouille
I remember when the new Handbooks were introduced in 2010. President Monson, I believe, told a story about seeing a newspaper article that said a former bishop had been called as an elders quorum president. The appropriate leaders were notified, and the brother was quickly released from the position.

Re: Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:20 pm
by jonesrk
I believe you have to first move his class assignment to the Elders Quorum

Re: Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:12 pm
by russellhltn
Interesting question. Handbook 2: 7.1.2 says "A priesthood quorum is an organized group of brethren who hold the same priesthood office." I can't find anything more about requirements to be a Elder's quorum president. Nor do I find anything about HP filling roles in the EQ.

Handbook 2: 17.2.3 says that if you have a small group, they can meet together, but they remain separate quorums.

So, it seems questionable if a HP can be a EQP.

Re: Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:33 pm
by scgallafent
jonesrk wrote:I believe you have to first move his class assignment to the Elders Quorum

This is correct. Change his class assignment to the elders quorum and you will be able to make the assignment.

Re: Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 10:17 pm
by sbradshaw
drepouille wrote:I remember when the new Handbooks were introduced in 2010. President Monson, I believe, told a story about seeing a newspaper article that said a former bishop had been called as an elders quorum president. The appropriate leaders were notified, and the brother was quickly released from the position.

I wasn't able to find this story, but I found the 2010 Worldwide Leadership Training:
https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/archive/worldwide-leadership-training/2010/11?lang=eng
There's lots of good stuff about principles and application of the 2010 Handbook.

Re: Updating Elder's Quorum President

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 2:30 pm
by Bruceson
Thank you all. I appreciate the help.