35 years ago today - Aug 19, 1979.

Ann Kenney, a student at the University of Utah, is set apart as president of the University of Utah Second Stake Sunday School. Gilbert Sharffs, counselor in the stake presidency, assures her that he has been "strongly impressed" to issue the calling and also had a general authority approve the calling. On 24 September she is released. Sharffs explains that "in the past there has been no policy set. The quorum [of the Twelve] was divided on the issue, and the decision was left to the president." The president was Ezra Taft Benson.

[Source: Anderson, Lavina Fielding, "The LDS Intellectual Community and Church Leadership: A Contemporary Chronology," Dialogue, Vol.26, No.1]

1 comment:

  1. In The Sunday School of The Church of Jesus Christ (WHQ: Monongahela, Pennsylvania) we have Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent (instead of President, 1st Counselor, 2nd Counselor for LDS). Also these offices are at our Branch level ONLY (LDS Branch/Ward equivalent), and not at our Regional level (LDS Stake equivalent), or General Church level, even though we have Sunday School Curriculum/Lesson Plans for the General Church.


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