Latter-day Saint Terms and Titles
Reference used with permission:
Style Guide for Publications of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Writers Style Guide and Glossary
. Numbers in parentheses are provided as reference numbers. Please see original text for a more complete listing and additional information.
are added for emphasis.
Bishop, bishop (13.5)
Address members of the Presiding Bishopric and bishops of wards (past and present) as
Bishop. (But address individuals released from the Presiding Bishopric and called to the Seventy or to the Quorum of the Twelve as
Elder.) See Church titles and offices.
Brother, brother; Sister, sister (7.70, 13.2)
Capitalize the words brother and sister when they are used in the religious sense and occur before a proper name: My seminary teacher is Brother Johnson. We will help you, Sister Frandsen.
Lowercase when it appears in a direct address with the given name omitted: Thanks, brother, for your dedicated service.
Address stake patriarchs as Brother.