Jean B. Bingham

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Jean B. Bingham
17th Relief Society General President
April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
Called byThomas S. Monson
PredecessorLinda K. Burton
Personal details
Born(1952-06-10)June 10, 1952
Provo, Utah
Alma materBrigham Young University, National Louis University
Spouse(s)Bruce Bingham
ParentsRobert R. Barrus and Edith Joy Clark

Jean Barrus Bingham (born June 10, 1952) has been the 17th Relief Society General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2017.

Bingham was born in Provo, Utah to parents Robert R. Barrus and Edith Joy Clark.[1] Bingham was raised in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Texas. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, her father served as the church's bishop and she did minor aid in helping build a new LDS chapel. She lived in New Jersey during her high school years. She has an associate degree from Elgin Community College and another from Brigham Young University (BYU), along with and bachelor's and master's degrees in teaching from National Louis University.

Bingham met her husband, Bruce, while they were students at BYU. They were married in the Provo Utah Temple in 1972. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Illinois. They also lived for a time in Wisconsin. Bingham has taught English as a second language and also worked as a nurse's aid.

LDS Church service[edit]

In the LDS Church, she has served as both as a ward Primary and Young Women president and a counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency. She also served for a time as a stake Young Women president. She was also an early morning seminary teacher for 6 years and an ordinance worker in the Chicago Illinois Temple. She also served for six years as a member of the Primary General Board. In April 2016, she was called as a counselor to Joy D. Jones in the Primary General Presidency. The following year, she was called to succeed Linda K. Burton as Relief Society General President.[2]


  1. ^ "Sister Jean B. Bingham: A Builder of the Church - Church News and Events". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ Noyce, David. "Improve the lives of women and watch the world improve as well", Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 27 October 2005. Retrieved on 10 November 2017.


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Linda K. Burton
 Relief Society General President
2017 – current
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cheryl A. Esplin
First Counselor in the
 Primary General Presidency 

April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02) – April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
Succeeded by
Bonnie H. Cordon