The Council of Elders consists of the Elder Court Chairman and 24 Lead Elders who meet to promote the work of the MKP elder community.  The Elder Court (EC) meets monthly on behalf of the Council of Elders between their meetings and consists of the EC Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Ritual Elder plus 19 men.  The Court is responsible for the work of the elder teams (see article below), reviews elder council policy and recommends changes, and acts as an advisory body to the Elder Chairman and Vice-Chairman.