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News Release —  6 April 2013

First Presidency Announces New Young Women General Presidency

Salt Lake City — 

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Young Women General Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference today.

The following individuals will serve in the new presidency:

President – Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson

Sister Oscarson has served as both a ward Young Women president and as an early morning seminary instructor multiple times. From 1976 to 1979 she served with her husband, who was the president of the Sweden Göteborg Mission. From 2009 to 2012, she served as the matron of the Stockholm Sweden Temple. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in British and American Literature, and is married to Paul Kent Oscarson. They are the parents of seven children.

1st Counselor – Carol Louise Foley McConkie

Most recently Sister McConkie was serving on the Young Women General Board. She has served as a ward Young Women president, in a ward Relief Society presidency and in a ward Primary presidency. She has also served as a Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher and with her husband, who was president of the California San Jose Mission from 2005 to 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Arizona State University and is married to Oscar W. McConkie III. They are the parents of seven children.

2nd Counselor – Evelyn Neill Foote Marriott

Sister Marriott recently served as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. She has also served as a stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, gospel doctrine teacher, Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher and in many other callings. She served with her husband who was president of the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission from 2002 to 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Secondary Education from Southern Methodist University and is married to David Cannon Marriott. They are the parents of 11 children.

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