Several women general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been appointed by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to priesthood leadership councils within the Church.
Sister Linda K. Burton, general president of the Relief Society; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; and Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary, have been appointed to councils that establish policy for the Church.
Sister Burton will serve on the Priesthood and Family Executive Council, Sister Oscarson will work with the Missionary Executive Council and Sister Wixom will participate in the Temple and Family History Executive Council. The name of the Priesthood Executive Council has been changed to the Priesthood and Family Executive Council.
“We are confident that the wisdom and judgment of these general auxiliary presidents will provide a valuable dimension to the important work accomplished by these councils,” said a letter to general authorities and general auxiliary presidencies from Church President Thomas S. Monson; President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency; and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency.
The new assignments are effective immediately.
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