Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The New Relief Society General Presidency

 The General Relief Society Presidency:
 Sister Linda K. Burton, center,
 Sister Carole M. Stephens, left,
and Sister Linda S. Reeves, right 

The new Relief Society General Presidency announced at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church's 182and Annual General Conference

Sister Linda K. Burton,
was serving as a member of the Relief Society general board when she received her call to serve as the organization’s president. In her Church callings, she spent three years serving with her husband as he presided over the Korea Seoul West Mission. They returned from Korea in 2010. She also served on the Primary general board and in various callings in the Young Women, Primary and Sunday School and as a seminary teacher.She studied elementary education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and is married to Craig P. Burton. They have six children and 19 grandchildren.

Sister Carole M. Stephens,
was also serving on the Relief Society general board when she accepted the call to serve as first counselor in the general presidency. She has also served as stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, ward Young Women president, ward Primary counselor, Primary teacher, Cub Scout leader, Church-service missionary and seminary teacher.She attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah and is currently a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.She is married to Martin R. Stephens. They are the parents of six grown children and 15 grandchildren.

Sister Linda S. Reeves,
was serving as the first counselor in her ward’s Relief Society when she was called to serve in the Relief Society general presidency. Previously she served with her husband when he was president of the California Riverside Mission. She also served as stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward young single adult adviser, Sunday School teacher and Primary chorister.She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of arts degree in special education. She is married to Melvyn K. Reeves, and they are the parents of 13 children.

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