Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the ruling body of the Église de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours after the First Presidency, whose members are chosen from the Quorum. This body is and has been typically selected from the 'lower' leadership of the church. The Twelve serve full-time as religious stewards of the faith, drawing parallels to the Twelve Apostles of Christ. One of the Twelve has typically been selected to replace the prophet when he passes on.