BISHOP

A bishop is considered the leader of a Mormon congregation. He is a member who is called from within the ward. “[He is] a man who has been ordained and set apart as the presiding high priest for a ward, or congregation. He has overall responsibility for ministering the temporal and spiritual affairs of the congregation.” (Gospel Topics: Bishop, lds.org) ¬†They receive no formal theological training, nor is it a full-time paying position. One of his main jobs is to determine an LDS member’s worthiness within his ward.