(FYI: Yoda is not a member of the High Council in an LDS Stake. He is a member of the Jedi High Council. They are not the same thing. Just want to be clear.)
In the LDS Church, every Stake has a High Council. It is a group of 12 men who sit in council with the Stake Presidency. Members of the High Council have many important assignments, and are called on to take care of many essential aspects of running a Stake. It has been said that high councilors have all the responsibility, with none of the authority. They function with authority delegated by the Stake Prsident. (It is a great calling.)
Members of the High Council are most well-known for the talks they regularly give in the local congregations. Part of church culture is the running joke that the high council are ultra-boring speakers. Unfortunately, this legacy is often well-deserved. (YMMV.)
Over the years, I have noticed that many members of the Church don't know what to call a man serving in the High Council. In my ever continuing quest to help each and every member of the church know what they are talking about, I will do my best to instruct.
Four common attempts:
1) High Councilman. NOPE. Sorry, no such thing, although this is very common.
2) High Counselor. NOPE. He doesn't counsel, he is on a council. But it is tricky, because it sounds just like...
3) High Councilor. YES. This works
4) Member of the High Council: YES. Also acceptable, albeit cowardly.
The easiest way to test if you are using the term correctly is by using it in a complete sentence. For example:
• The definition of a good high councilor talk is that it should have a good beginning, and a good ending, and they should be as close together as possible.
• Have you heard about he high councilor who dreamed he was speaking in church and woke up and found that he was?
• High councilor talks always have a happy ending - everyone is happy when they end.
• If you took all the Mormons who have fallen asleep when a high councilor was speaking and laid them end to end, they'd be more comfortable.
So, no more high council, man.
(Please note: Any comments that include both the names Yoda and Kimball will be immediately deleted. Not because they aren't hysterical, but because they are.)