Linda K. Burton
|Linda K. Burton|
|16th General President of the Relief Society|
|March 31, 2012|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Predecessor||Julie B. Beck|
|Residence||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
|Spouse||Craig P. Burton|
Linda Kjar Burton is the general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). She was appointed on 31 March 2012 and is the sixteenth woman to hold this position.
Linda Kjar was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents Morris Ashton Kjar and Marjorie Castleton, the second of six children. While in her adolescence, she accompanied her family to Christchurch, New Zealand while her father served as a president of the church's New Zealand South Mission. While in New Zealand, she attended the Church College of New Zealand.
She married Craig Palmer Burton in 1973. She studied elementary education at the University of Utah. She and her husband are the parents of six children. She served as a missionary in Korea with her husband while he presided over the Korea Seoul West Mission.
Burton worked briefly as an LDS seminary teacher, and served previously on the general boards of the church's Relief Society and Primary organizations. She also served with her husband while he was president of the Korea Seoul West Mission from 2007 to 2010. As president of the Relief Society, Burton is an ex officio member of the church's Boards of Trustees/Education.
- List of general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Julie B. Beck
| President of the Relief Society
March 31, 2012