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First Mormon Appointed By President Obama to Faith Council

Steven Snow, a Mormon who is the Church Historian, Recorder, and Church History Department Executive Director.

The Committee is the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and consists of members of many different religions in the United States. This is the first time a Mormon has served on the committee. The organization makes recommendations to the government on how the government can work with churches on faith-based policy, social services, and implementation of programs. Elder Snow, like all members, will serve for one year. Earlier this year, the president also named the first Buddhist to the council.

Following is the official press release from the White House:

Elder Steven E. Snow, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

mormon-Snow-SElder Steven E. Snow currently serves as Church Historian, Recorder, and Church History Department Executive Director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Previously, Elder Snow served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, supervising the Utah Areas and the North America Central Area from 2007 to 2012.  Prior to this, he served as Executive Director of the Church’s Priesthood Department from 2006 to 2007 and as President of the Church’s Africa Southeast Area from 2001 to 2005.  Elder Snow first joined the Church’s First Quorum of the Seventy in 2001.  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, Utah, from 1977 to 1979.  Elder Snow has also served as a member and President of the Washington County, Utah, School Board; Chairman of the Utah State Board of Regents; and Chairman of the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education. Elder Snow received his B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University and his J.D. from Brigham Young University.

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