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Women Church Leaders Appointed to Leadership Councils

19 August 2015

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 Bonnie L. Oscarson talked about her new assignment on the Missionary Executive Council in a Facebook post

I still vividly remember President Thomas S. Monson announcing the lowered missionary age for young women. Today I...

Posted by Bonnie L. Oscarson on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles added his support to the new assignments for the female leaders on his Facebook page.

I was very pleased to read Sister Bonnie Oscarson’s Facebook post about the new assignments of our women officers to the...

Posted by Dallin H Oaks on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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.   

It is with a thankful heart that I have been appointed to serve on the Priesthood and Family Executive Council. Good men...

Posted by Linda K. Burton on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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. 

Primary children sing “I Love To See The Temple.” Some children even research family names and index. They love to...

Posted by Rosemary M. Wixom on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

“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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