Bonnie L. Oscarson

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Bonnie L. Oscarson
14th Young Women General President
April 6, 2013 (2013-04-06) – March 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
Called byThomas S. Monson
PredecessorElaine S. Dalton
SuccessorBonnie H. Cordon
Personal details
BornBonnie Lee Green
(1950-10-23) October 23, 1950 (age 68)
Salt Lake City, Utah,
United States
EducationBachelor's degree
Alma materBrigham Young University
Spouse(s)Paul K. Oscarson
Children7
ParentsTheo James and Jean Green
WebsiteBonnie L. Oscarson

Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson (born October 23, 1950) was the fourteenth president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2013 to 2018.

Biography[edit]

Bonnie Lee Green was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Theo James Green and his wife, Jean.[1][2] In 1969, she married Paul K. Oscarson in the Salt Lake Temple, and they have seven children. For much of the early years of their marriage they lived in St. Louis, Missouri, where her husband had been born and raised. (Her husband's father, Roy W. Oscarson, was the first LDS Church stake president in St. Louis.)[3] Bonnie Oscarson's appointment as general president of the Young Women was welcomed by church members in the St. Louis area.[4]

Oscarson lived in Sweden from 1976 to 1979, where she served with her husband while he was president of the church's Sweden Göteborg Mission, and again from 2009 to 2012 when she and her husband served as matron and president of the Stockholm Sweden Temple.[1] She is fluent in Swedish. She has lived in New Jersey, Massachusetts,[1] and Texas, where her husband was the first president of the Klein Texas Stake.[5]

Oscarson earned a bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in British and American Literature, from Brigham Young University.[6]

At the church's April 2013 general conference, Oscarson was sustained as the new general president of the Young Women organization,[6] succeeding Elaine S. Dalton. As president of the Young Women, Oscarson is an ex officio member of the church's Boards of Trustees/Education.

In 2015, Oscarson became the first female member of the LDS Church's Missionary Executive Council.[7]

Oscarson was released at the church's April 2018 general conference and was succeeded by Bonnie H. Cordon.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bonnie L. Oscarson", Liahona, May 2013, p. 143.
  2. ^ "New temple presidents", Church News, May 30, 2009.
  3. ^ R. Scott Lloyd, "Steady faithfulness is a characteristic of St. Louis family", Church News, January 17, 1998.
  4. ^ Rosalynde Welch (10 April 2013). "Mormon church taps former St. Louisan for leadership". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  5. ^ "New stake presidents", Church News, November 15, 2003.
  6. ^ a b "First Presidency Announces New Young Women General Presidency" (Press release). Salt Lake City: Mormon Newsroom. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  7. ^ Walch, Tad (18 August 2015). "In a significant move, women to join key, leading LDS Church councils". Deseret News..
  8. ^ "New Young Women Presidency Announced at April 2018 General Conference: New first counselor named in the Primary general presidency", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-03-31

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Elaine S. Dalton
Young Women General President
April 6, 2013 - March 31, 2018
Succeeded by
Bonnie H. Cordon