I do not think I have any right to determine or appoint a recorder. There have been three different people who have asked me about being the central recorder. I have told all of them the same thing. It would be fine for them to proceed. I think they may all have some of the names and do not know if they have been consolidated.
There have been enough baptisms that names should be compiled, and the need is great enough there should be a recorder elected. The elected recorder must have the common consent of those involved, and no one has the right to appoint someone to the position.
Because of some recent developments I want to nominate Keith Henderson to be the recorder. These developments include:
1. Disciplinary actions have taken place or are threatened because of re-baptisms of active LDS Church members. Therefore, the names should be kept confidential to prevent this. Keith Henderson is a man whose discretion I trust.
2. Keith Henderson has been re-baptized and excommunicated. There is no pressure that can be leveled by the LDS Church against him that would either motivate him or make him fear.
3. Keith Henderson is willing and has time to do the work.
4. He has been active with others in fellowship meetings, has baptized a significant number of people, and has shown his love of others and of this work.
I leave it to all those involved to make the final determination by your common consent, but nominate Keith Henderson for your consideration.