Most Mormon leadership positions strictly volunteer

Ross Smith has two full-time jobs.

Although each job consumes a significant amount of his time, he only gets paid for one of them.

In addition to his professional job as music instructor at Centenary College, Smith also is a bishop over The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Second Ward, which includes congregations in Shreveport and Bossier City. Smith is among the many lay leaders who make up the Mormon church's unpaid, or volunteer, ministry, which includes stake president, bishops, counselors and apostles.

Kay Loftin, director of public affairs for Shreveport Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said everybody in a leadership position has a full-time job somewhere else.

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