Julie Bangerter Beck, the general president of the Relief Society, was serving as the first counselor in the general Young Women presidency prior to receiving her call to direct the Church’s women’s service organization.
As a child she learned to speak Portuguese when she lived in Brazil with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters while her father served as mission president.
She is a graduate of Dixie College and Brigham Young University.
Beck was a full-time homemaker prior to her service in the Young Women general presidency.
Beck and her husband are the parents of three children and eight grandchildren.