If true, this would make the example left to us by Ellen White extremely problematic. She not only ministered at the sacred desk, she claimed she had authority to do so over & against the elders. She also found no Biblical prohibition to being repeatedly recognized in the “office of Ordained Minister” per credentialing, Yearbook listings, & salary.
“Brethren, you leave that matter with the Lord and Sister White, for neither the Lord nor Sister White will need to be dictated to by the brethren as to what subject she will bring before them. I am at home in Battle Creek … and we ask not permission to take the desk in the tabernacle. I take it as my rightful position accorded me of God."
(Ellen G. White Manuscript 30, June 1889, “Experience Following Minneapolis Conference”; in 1888 Materials, pp. 355-356)