Priesthood Executive Committee

Priesthood Executive Committee

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the Priesthood Executive Committee (commonly called PEC) consists of the bishopric of a ward and the elders quorum president, the high priest group leader, the ward mission leader and the Young Men President. In student and singles wards where not all these offices exist the counselors of the elders quorum president are often involved in the PEC as well. There is also a stake PEC which consists of the stake presidency and the high council.

The ward PEC normally meets weekly while the stake PEC tends to meet twice a month. However, both organizations often meet in ward or stake councils that involve more people. The ward council tends to also include the Relief Society president, the Young Women President, the Primary president as well as the ward activities chairperson, the ward music chairperson, and the Sunday School president.


  • Bradford, David C., "Preisthood Executive Council, Ward and Stake" in Ludlow, Daniel H., ed., Priesthood and Church Organization: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995) p. 290
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