Twelve high priests who sit as a council under the direction of a stake presidency and minister in teaching, training, and supervising stake personnel or programs. The high council also convenes as a disciplinary council in cases of serious personal transgression.
“Chapter 32: The Church of Jesus Christ in Kirtland: 1833–1834”
“High Council,” Handbook 2, 15.3
“What are the reasons for and the process of excommunication” New Era, July 1975