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Additional Resource —  5 April 2008

New Young Women Leaders Announced

Salt Lake City — 

A new Young Women general presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was announced today by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Elaine S. Dalton succeeds Susan W. Tanner as Young Women general president, with Mary N. Cook as first counselor and Ann M. Dibb as second counselor.

Biographical information below:

Sister Elaine S. Dalton has served in all the auxiliaries of the Church on both ward and stake levels. Prior to her calling as Young Women General President, she had been serving as first counselor to Sister Tanner. She had previously served on the Young Women General Board and prior to that service she was a stake Young Women president.

Sister Dalton enjoys tennis, running and hiking with her family. She loves to read, especially the scriptures.

She was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and received her bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University. She married Stephen E. Dalton and they are the parents of five sons and one daughter.

Sister Mary N. Cook was serving as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency at the time of her call. She had also served on the Young Women General Board.

Sister Cook and her husband were previously called to preside over a newly-created Mongolian mission where they had served as full-time missionaries. Later she accompanied her husband to Hong Kong where he served in the Asia Area Presidency. She helped train young women and young women leaders in Mongolia and other parts of Asia.

Professionally, Sister Cook was a special education teacher and administrator and an elementary principal. She received bachelor and masters degrees in speech pathology and audiology as well as her EdS degree from Brigham Young University.

She is step-mother to four children and step-grandmother to seventeen grandchildren.

Sister Ann M. Dibb had been serving on the Young Women General Board prior to her call to the Young Women General Presidency and before that, served in the Relief Society presidency of her ward.

Sister Dibb has had the opportunity to remain at home and be a full-time homemaker. She has served in each of the Church auxiliaries.

She enjoys reading, music, and walking.

Sister Dibb recognizes the importance of all of the auxiliaries working together in order to benefit and assist the needs of the individual and the family.

She was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She earned her bachelor's degree at BYU in elementary education and is married to Roger Dibb. They are the parents of one daughter and three sons.

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