List of general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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The following individuals are general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). General officers of the LDS Church are distinguished from general authorities; all general officers are members of a presidency of a general auxiliary organization of the church.

Primary[edit]

Name Position Began tenure Age
Joy D. Jones General president 2016-04-022016-04-02[1] 62[2]
Jean B. Bingham First counselor 2016-04-022016-04-02[1] 64[2]
Bonnie H. Cordon Second counselor 2016-04-022016-04-02[1] 53[2]

Jones serves as a member of the church's Temple and Family History Executive Council.[3][4] Bingham serves as an adviser to the Ensign, New Era, Friend, and Liahona magazines.[5]

Relief Society[edit]

Name Position Began tenure Age
Linda K. Burton General president 2012-03-312012-03-31 64
Carole M. Stephens First counselor 2012-03-312012-03-31 60
Linda S. Reeves Second counselor 2012-03-312012-03-31 65

Burton is a member of the Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Boards. She also serves as a member of the Priesthood and Family Executive Council. This was previously called the Priesthood Executive Council.[4] Stephens serves as an adviser to the Ensign, New Era, Friend, and Liahona magazines.[6]

Sunday School[edit]

Name Position Began tenure Age
Tad R. Callister[7] General president 2014-04-052014-04-05 71[8]
Devin G. Durrant First counselor[9][10][11] 2015-06-122015-06-12[10] 56[8]
Brian K. Ashton Second counselor[9][10] 2015-06-122015-06-12[10] 48[12]

Ashton serves as an adviser to the Ensign, New Era, Friend, and Liahona magazines.[13]

Young Men[edit]

Name Position Began tenure Age
Stephen W. Owen General president 2015-04-042015-04-04[14] 59
Douglas D. Holmes First counselor 2015-04-042015-04-04[14] 56
M. Joseph Brough Second counselor 2015-04-042015-04-04[14] 52

Holmes serves as an adviser to the Ensign, New Era, Friend, and Liahona magazines.[6]

Young Women[edit]

Name Position Began tenure Age
Bonnie L. Oscarson General president 2013-04-062013-04-06[15] 66
Carol F. McConkie First counselor 2013-04-062013-04-06[15] 64
Neill F. Marriott Second counselor 2013-04-062013-04-06[15] 69

Oscarson is a member of the Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Boards. She also serves as a member of the church's Missionary Executive Council.[4] McConkie serves as an assistant editor of the Ensign, New Era, Friend, and Liahona magazines.[16]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "First Presidency Announces New Primary General Presidency", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-04-02 
  2. ^ a b c Meet the new Primary General Presidency, Church News, 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016
  3. ^ While the transferal of Jones's assignment still lacks a specific source reference, it is generally understood that she inherited this assignment when she became the Primary General President, as this role was previously held by Rosemary M. Wixom.
  4. ^ a b c Weaver, Sarah Jane (19 August 2015). "Women to take part on general Church councils". Church News. .
  5. ^ For verification of Bingham's assignment, please see Ensign, July 2016, pg. 3
  6. ^ a b Ensign, Nov. 2015, p. 2
  7. ^ Callister served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy from April 2008 to April 2014, and as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from August 2011 to April 2014.
  8. ^ a b New General Authorities, New Sunday School General Presidency Announced, LDS Newsroom. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Church calls new member of Sunday School general presidency". Church News. 12 June 2015. .
  10. ^ a b c d "Church Calls New Member of Sunday School General Presidency", Mormon Newsroom, June 12, 2015.
  11. ^ Durrant was sustained as Callister's Second Counselor in April 2014, where he served until being announced as the First Counselor in June 2015.
  12. ^ Brian K. Ashton: New Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, Church News, 26 June 2015.
  13. ^ Ensign, November 2015, pg. 2.
  14. ^ a b c "New General Authorities, Young Men Presidency and Primary Presidency Changes Announced", Mormon Newsroom, April 4, 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "First Presidency Announces New Young Women General Presidency", news release, 2013-04-06.
  16. ^ Ensign, Nov. 2015, p. 2.

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