Elder Steven E. Snow appointed to President’s advisory council

Elder Steven E. Snow of the Quorum of the Seventy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITYPresident Barack Obama nominated various individuals to key posts within his administration Thursday. Among the nominees was Elder Steven E. Snow, a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Snow, a member of the Seventy, a body that makes up a part of the LDS Church leadership, was nominated for an appointment to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. According to its website, the council’s purpose is “to form partnerships between the Federal Government and faith-based and neighborhood organizations to more effectively serve Americans in need.”

Policy goals of the advisory council include:

Sen. Orrin Hatch congratulated Snow on the nomination.

“The faith-based office is made up of leaders of religions from across our great country, and Elder Snow’s appointment ensures that the LDS faith will have a seat at the table,” Hatch said. “Elder Snow has provided dedicated service to the Church and I know he will serve as a valuable member of the president’s advisory council.”

Snow is the first member of the LDS Church to serve on the council.

Snow, a St. George native, currently serves as church historian, recorder, and Church History Department executive director for the LDS Church. Prior to his work with the Church, Elder Snow was a senior partner at the Utah law firm of Snow & Nuffer from 1979 to 2001 and a county prosecutor in Washington County, from 1977 to 1979.

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Copyright 2012 St. George News.


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  • Not a Mormon July 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Great, another attempt by mormons to weasel into the mainstream.
    You are not normal! America WILL discover the truth about you and your cult!

  • -Mike- July 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Oh, man. I hope they don’t find out about all the crazy stuff we do. I’d be so embarrassed. I can just see the YouTube videos now… Haha. I think they’d be disappointed.

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