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Question #93188 posted on 06/17/2020 6:38 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How long does a BYU bishop of a BYU student or married ward stay as bishop, along with his bishopric? I’ve been curious on this topic since I remember my freshman year my bishop was released the semester I was done with school.


Dear Student,

There's no set period of time. Typically bishops in normal wards serve ~5 years. However student wards are a bit different for two main reasons. One is because the bishops of student wards may get called to callings in their own home wards or home stakes. So I've had bishopric members only remain in the ward for a very short period of time. I've also been in stakes where bishopric members got shuffled around between wards. So while individuals served in a bishropric for ~5 years, that ended up being shuffled between a few different wards. Hope this helps! Any readers with greater insight are welcome to leave a correction.



posted on 06/18/2020 12:49 p.m.
My dad was a bishop for a married student ward. Student bishops are called for about 3 years. Extenuating circumstances can change that but 3 years is the norm.

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