Women At Church stories are submitted by church members and shared anonymously.
As a young mother, still in my twenties, I was called as Family History Leader in my ward. In this capacity, I organized the other family history consultants (all men but one) to put together family history activities and home visits. I worked closely with the High Priest Group Leader, and was surprised when he invited me to join monthly in their High Priest Group leadership meetings. They reserved the first part of every meeting to discuss family history initiatives in our ward with me, to listen to my report and hear my ideas, and inevitably to offer their support (and they always followed through). I was amazed at the respect and support I received from these brothers. I was no expert on family history when called, but they and the other consultants recognized my authority in my calling, and helped me believe in it myself.