In small congregations that are not large enough to be a ward, a holder of the Melchizedek priesthood is called to be a branch president. The branch president generally has the same responsibilities as a bishop and is assisted by two counselors. A branch president and his counselors may or may not be a high priest, and a branch president is not ordained to the priesthood office of bishop.
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