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Because Pathway is administered at the local level, BYU-Idaho relies heavily on priesthood and auxiliary leaders, institute directors, and Pathway Church-service missionaries for the on-site management and ongoing success of the program.
Roles of Priesthood Leaders
Priesthood support is vital to success of the program at each individual Pathway location. While BYU-Idaho does not direct the priesthood in their duties, the university does ask local priesthood leaders to offer support and assist in the process of identifying Church members who could potentially benefit from Pathway's educational and spiritual blessings.
Here are some basic roles of priesthood leaders in the Pathway Program:
Role of Institutes
Because Pathway has been built as a partnership between BYU-Idaho and Seminaries & Institutes, local institute directors play an important role in the program. Here are some of the ways institutes help support Pathway:
Role of Pathway Missionaries
BYU-Idaho relies heavily on Church-service missionaries to assist with the on-site management of Pathway. While priesthood leaders and institute directors support the program, the missionaries do the bulk of the work to ensure Pathway is successful and that students have a meaningful experience. Missionaries are primarily asked to: