Susan W. Tanner

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Susan W. Tanner
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Susan W. Tanner in 2018
12th Young Women General President
October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02) – April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
PredecessorMargaret D. Nadauld
SuccessorElaine S. Dalton
Personal details
Born (1953-01-10) January 10, 1953 (age 66)
Granger, Utah
Alma materBrigham Young University
Notable worksDaughters in My Kingdom (2011)
Spouse(s)John S. Tanner
ParentsRichard W. Winder
Barbara Woodhead
RelativesJohn R. Winder

Susan Winder Tanner (born January 10, 1953) was the twelfth general president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2002 to 2008 .


Born in Granger, Utah to Richard W. Winder and Barbara Woodhead, Tanner grew up on the Winder family homestead at Winder Dairy. She earned a degree in humanitites from Brigham Young University. She was called by LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley as the Young Women General President on October 5, 2002, succeeding Margaret D. Nadauld. As president of the Young Women, Tanner was an ex officio member of the church's Boards of Trustees/Education. From 2002 to 2007, Tanner's counselors in the Young Women general presidency were Julie B. Beck and Elaine S. Dalton. In 2007, Beck was called as the general president of the Relief Society; as a result, from 2007 to 2008, Dalton served as Tanner's first counselor, with Mary N. Cook as her second counselor. In 2008, Tanner was succeeded as president of the Young Women by Dalton.

Tanner married John S. Tanner in the Salt Lake Temple in 1974. They are the parents of five children. She is a great-great granddaughter of church leader John R. Winder.

From 2011 to 2014, Tanner served with her husband, while he was president of the church's Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission. In July 2015, the Tanners moved to Laie, Hawaii where he began serving as the 10th president of Brigham Young University-Hawaii.


Tanner is the author of Daughters in My Kingdom (2011), a book about the history of the Relief Society published by the LDS Church and distributed to adult women members.[1][2][3]



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Margaret D. Nadauld
Young Women General President
October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02) – April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
Succeeded by
Elaine S. Dalton