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Yesterday I reached out to one of my LDS bishop contacts to see if Tim Ballard still showed up as an active member in the “Tools for Leaders” web application. Today we will be sharing what they captured (child info redacted). Tim is no longer listed as head of household for his family. We will also provide a few more details about the Tim Ballard story and his excommunication.

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  1. D. Bowen October 4, 2023 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I’m pretty sure your Bishop has a lot more important tasks to worry about than member searches. Seriously?

    • Maven October 9, 2023 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      It literally only takes a few seconds, and someone was happy to do it so…I guess not.

  2. Rick October 4, 2023 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Several comments don’t match up with my understanding of current protocol.

    Stake presidents are generally released at the second stake conference of his ninth year. It’s effectively calendared as soon as he is called. Virtually no stake presidents serve a full ten years. Unless his release came before that time, it is not unusual.

    Stake presidents get an email from the Office of the First Presidency authorizing them to hold every stake conference, and designating whether a general or area authority will preside or if they are on their own. In the case of calling a new stake president, it would only be a general authority seventy or (infrequently) and apostle. It would not be an area authority.

    While it would be normal that the area presidency would be aware of the calendaring, they are not involved in setting it up.

    From the time a stake president is called Saturday afternoon, even infrequently extending into late afternoon or evening, almost all of the time with the designated general authority is spent in choosing counselors and beginning to council over how to refill the staffing model and then schedule the necessary interviews. It would not be unusual in ANY organizational change is any organization of any size for them to discuss everything that is in process in the stake. All worthiness issues, and members that might have annotations on their record, would be discussed, though this might happen after the GA has returned home.

    It is public knowledge that the situation was known to Salt Lake. As you have contacts that are feeding you information, expect that the church had a very explicit understanding of the investigation from Davis County. If those reports aligned with the information that is coming out now, they would have been very concerned, both from the acts and from Tim’s very high profile, including as a member. I’m not surprised at all that this matter would be escalated, regardless of how long the SP had been serving, nor that the church might be involved and giving counsel to whomever the SP was, without any concern for tenure. That he was new may be completely coincidental if the old SP was released at 9 1/2 years.

    Part of a married couple’s records can be moved out of the ward without a divorce or separation. If someone moves to a new residence for work, records can move so that the member can accept a calling where they are living.

    • David Anderson November 3, 2023 at 6:12 pm - Reply

      Good grief, what does all that BS have to do with the a**hole TB and his severance from the church? What a huge liar. Save the children but screw as many women as you can.

      Oh, right, sorry, that’s an LDS thing…

  3. Bob October 4, 2023 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Seems odd that if Mormon Stories insiders have such good sleuthing skills, that they would know that the real Katharine Ballard is 47 years old, not 44.

    Seems like a pretty egregious error that pretty much shoots to heck this whole episode. I had so much more respect for Mormon Stories, that you would think that they would check their source better than this. Darnit all. And John even mentioned the fact that there were 7 kids, and not 9, and didn’t suspect that they had the wrong record.

    • Maven October 9, 2023 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Hmmm…so nothing else in the episode could be true? 🤔

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