Leader Biography

Sister Carol F. McConkie

Sister Carol F. McConkie was called as first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency in April 2013. She was born in Spokane, Washington, USA. During her youth and childhood she lived in Delaware, New York, and Arizona, USA. She graduated from Arizona State University in English Education where she met her husband, Oscar W. McConkie III. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple and now have seven children and 24 grandchildren.

Prior to her call as first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, Sister McConkie was a member of the Young Women general board. From 2005–2008, she served with her husband when he was mission president of the California San Jose Mission. She has also served in ward Primary and Relief Society presidencies and as ward Young Women president. Sister McConkie rejoices in the beauty and nobility of virtuous young women who radiate the light of the gospel. She loves the scriptures and believes “the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever” (Isaiah 32:17).

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