Virginia H. Pearce

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Virginia H. Pearce
First Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency
April 4, 1992 (1992-04-04) – 1997
Called by Janette Hales Beckham
Predecessor Jayne B. Malan
Successor Carol B. Thomas
Personal details
Born Virginia Hinckley
(1945-02-08) February 8, 1945 (age 69)
Spouse James R. M. Pearce
Children 6
Parents Gordon B. Hinckley
Marjorie Pay

Virginia Hinckley Pearce (born February 8, 1945) is an author and was a member of the general presidency of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1992 to 1997. Pearce is the daughter of the church's fifteenth president, Gordon B. Hinckley.

At the church's April 1992 general conference, Pearce was sustained as first counselor to Young Women general president Janette C. Hales. Pearce served in this capacity until 1997, when Hales was released and replaced by Margaret D. Nadauld. Pearce is a member of the board of directors of Deseret Book, a company owned by the LDS Church.

Pearce is the author of two books for adults and the co-author of four children's books. She married James R. M. Pearce in 1965 and is the mother of six children.


  • Virginia H. Pearce (2003). "Creating Terrific Talks" (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57008-949-3
  • Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce (2002). I Love to See the Temple (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft) ISBN 1-57008-792-X
  • —— and —— (2001). Prayer Time (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft) ISBN 1-57345-954-2
  • —— and —— (2000). Sacrament Time (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft)
  • —— and —— (1975). What Is a Miracle? (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book)
  • Virginia H. Pearce (2006). A Heart Like His: Making Space for God's Love in Your Life (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-59038-544-6
  • —— (ed.) (1999). Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-523-7
  • —— "The Power of Remembering" audio cassette.(Salt Lake City: Deseret Book)

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Jayne B. Malan
First Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency

April 4, 1992 (1992-04-04)-1997
Succeeded by
Carol B. Thomas