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Works under the direction of the bishopric and fulfills responsibilities assigned by the bishop as outlined below:


  • Certificates for blessing, baptism and confirmation, and priesthood ordination are given to ward members
  • Prepare Officers Sustained form for ward Conference
  • Record information for ward disciplinary councils
  • Maintain and update ward website
  • Prepare, record and deposit any funds received
  • Make sure financial obligations are paid promptly
  • Prepare annual ward budget
  • Reconcile accounts
  • Prepare and organize records for tithing settlement

Review ward records and reports

  • Ensure membership records are updated and accurate
  • Ensure certificates of blessing, baptism and confirmation, and priesthood ordinations are given to members.
  • Ensure ward’s annual history is kept current and submitted.
  • Provide instruction on record-keeping responsibilities

Knowledgeable of audit procedures and reports

Handle ward historical records

Oversee assistant ward clerks

Handbook references

Handbook 1: Chapter 13, section 13.4.2 and 13.4.3

Handbook 1: Chapter 14, section 14.3.2


Bishopric meeting, Ward PEC, Ward Council, all other meetings as assigned by bishop.

Priesthood leader


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