Cheryl A. Esplin

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Cheryl Asay Esplin (born October 3, 1944) was a counselor in the general presidency of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2010 to 2016.

Esplin was born and raised in Lovell, Wyoming. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University. In September 1967, she married Max Esplin in the St. George Temple and they are the parents of five children. Esplin has served in the LDS Church as a ward Young Women president, stake Relief Society president, and in a ward Primary presidency. From 1997 to 2000, she served with her husband while he was president of the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Immediately prior to her call to the Primary general presidency she was a member of the Primary general board.[1][2] In April 2010, she was called as second counselor to Rosemary M. Wixom in the Primary General Presidency. In April 2015, when Jean A. Stevens was released as first counselor due to her husband's call as a mission president, Esplin was appointed as first counselor.[3]

Esplin was released in April 2016, when Wixom was succeeded by Joy D. Jones.[4]

Since November 2016, Esplin has been serving as an assistant matron in the Provo Utah Temple, with her husband serving as first counselor to the temple president.[citation needed]


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Jean A. Stevens
First Counselor in the
Primary General Presidency

April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04) — April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02)
Succeeded by
Jean B. Bingham
Preceded by
Vicki F. Matsumori
Second Counselor in the
Primary General Presidency

April 3, 2010 (2010-04-03) — April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)
Succeeded by
Mary R. Durham