Michaelene P. Grassli
Michaelene Packer Grassli (born June 19, 1940) was the eighth general president of the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1988 to 1994. She was a member of the Primary general presidency from 1980 to 1994.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Michaelene Packer was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. She attended Brigham Young University and later married Leonard M. Grassli in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. They are the parents of three children.
In 1975, Grassli became a member of the general board of the Primary. In 1980, she was asked to become the second counselor to general Primary president Dwan J. Young, and she served in this capacity until April 1988, when she was selected to succeed Young as the Primary general president. Grassli called Betty Jo N. Jepsen and Ruth B. Wright as her counselors. During Grassli's tenure, the Primary issued a new Children's Songbook for use in the Primary.
In 1994, Grassli and her counselors were released and Patricia P. Pinegar was selected to succeed Grassli. Grassli was a member of the National Cub Scout Committee of Boy Scouts of America and is a recipient of the Boy Scouts' Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards. She is the author of six books, including the coauthor with Susan Grassli Andersen of three children's storybooks based on incidents in the Book of Mormon.
In 2006, Grassli was named the American Mother Inc.'s Utah Mother of the Year.
- All I Really Need is My Mom (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 1993) ISBN 0-88494-877-3
- Ammon Saves the King's Sheep (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 2003)
- Jesus Visits the People of Nephi (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 2003)
- Nephi Breaks His Bow (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 2003)
- What I Have Learned from Children (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 1993) ISBN 0-87579-701-6
- "Utah Mother of Year, Young Mother named", Deseret Morning News, 2006-03-12.
- “New Primary Presidency Called,” Ensign, May 1988, pp. 91–92
- “New Primary Presidency Sustained,” Ensign, May 1980, p. 106
- Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon & Richard O. Cowan (eds.) (2000). Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book)
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles|
Dwan J. Young
|President of the Primary
1988 – 1994
Patricia P. Pinegar
Dorthea C. Murdock
|Second Counselor in the
general presidency of the Primary
1980 — 1988
Ruth B. Wright