Bruce L. Olsen, managing director of Public Affairs for the Church, has been elected chairman of the membership board of the organization that provides programming for cable television's Faith & Values Channel.

Brother Olsen succeeds Ann Gillies, a representative of the Presbyterian Church, USA, as leader of the Membership Board of the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Inc. (NICC). He will head the board during 1995 and 1996.The Church is a charter member of the coalition which represents more than 60 faith groups. NICC owns and operates the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network which provides the Faith & Values Channel's programming. The channel reaches nearly 21 million households on cable systems serving more than 4,600 communities nationwide.

It reflects the faith and values of numerous religious groups and its main focus is to provide wholesome and entertaining programs which nourish the spirit and stimulate the mind.

Brother Olsen, 55, lives in Orem, Utah. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU.

He has been serving as secretary of the NICC Membership Board. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography and serves as chairman of the alliance's national education plan.

He has served in several Church callings, including mission and stake president, and as a member of the Young Men General Board.