The Chosen are the final authorities on Gaeleth for disputes within the churches. They are considered the direct representative of each patron deity, and so their word is law within the church. To become a Chosen, a member of the church must first be a Disciple of that patron deity. Once a Chosen steps down, he retains all his faith-granted powers, but he can never again return to the position of Chosen within the hierarchy of his church.
The Chosen of each god has the authority to appoint saints.