Changing the preferred name online

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Changing the preferred name online

Postby brucebre » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:15 am

How do you change the preferred name on the website?

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Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:23 am

You can't it has to be done through the MLS system by your Ward Clerk.

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Postby brucebre » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:57 am

Is that a feature they plan to add at some time? I get emails (while I'm home) of people that want to change the preferred name and it would be a lot nicer if I could just change them.

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Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:12 am

I would guess that once Clerk resources is fully running on the internet that you should be able to do this then.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:16 am

That feature probably will be added at some point in the future for the clerk using the clerk portal, not the directory.

But the church rarely if ever gives a timeline or adjusts priorities based on end-user input.
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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby nathangg » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:51 pm

Can clerks make this change yet? (I'm an executive secretary and I don't see any options to change this)

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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby lajackson » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:41 pm

nathangg wrote:Can clerks make this change yet? (I'm an executive secretary and I don't see any options to change this)

I do not believe so yet online. You will need to use MLS on the clerk administrative computer. And I suspect you will need to be a clerk or assistant to do it online when it becomes available, although you may have been given MLS permissions now to do it.

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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 03, 2015 10:09 pm

With Leader and Clerk Resources 3.0 (coming late June) it will be possible for a clerk to edit preferred names online.
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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby scgallafent » Mon May 04, 2015 8:09 am

Name information (full and preferred names) can be edited online using LCR 2.8. Editing the name is limited to bishops and clerks. Counselors and executive secretaries cannot edit names.

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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby kenny.eliason » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:14 am

Surprisingly this still isn't a thing? I remember working on this almost 10 years ago and just got put back in the bishopric. Guess I've got to go into the office crazy enough. Seems like such an easy one to add!


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