Virginia H. Pearce

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Virginia H. Pearce
First Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency
April 4, 1992 (1992-04-04) – October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Called byJanette Hales Beckham
PredecessorJayne B. Malan
SuccessorCarol B. Thomas
Personal details
BornVirginia Hinckley
(1945-02-08) February 8, 1945 (age 74)
Spouse(s)James R. M. Pearce (d. 2009)
ParentsGordon B. Hinckley
Marjorie Pay

Virginia Hinckley Pearce (born February 8, 1945) is an author and was a member of the Young Women General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1992 to 1997. Pearce is the daughter of the church's fifteenth president, Gordon B. Hinckley.

At the church's April 1992 general conference, Pearce was sustained as first counselor to Young Women general president Janette C. Hales. Pearce served in this capacity until 1997, when Hales was released and replaced by Margaret D. Nadauld. Pearce is a member of the board of directors of Deseret Book, a company owned by the LDS Church.

Pearce is the author and co-author of multiple books. In 1965, she married James R. M. Pearce (who died in 2009) and they are the parents of six children.


  • Virginia H. Pearce (2013). Extending Forgiveness (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book)
  • Sheri L. Dew and Virginia H. Pearce (2012). The Beginning of Better Days: Divine Instruction to Women from the Prophet Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 978-1-60641-851-2
  • Virginia H. Pearce (2011). Through His Eyes: Rethinking What You Believe About Yourself (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-60641-242-6
  • Virginia H. Pearce (2006). A Heart Like His: Making Space for God's Love in Your Life (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-59038-544-6
  • Virginia H. Pearce (2003). Creating Terrific Talks (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57008-949-3
  • Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce (2002). I Love to See the Temple (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft) ISBN 1-57008-792-X
  • Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce (2001). Prayer Time (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft) ISBN 1-57345-954-2
  • Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce (2000). Sacrament Time (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft) ISBN 1-57345-590-3
  • Virginia H. Pearce (1999). Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-523-7
  • Virginia H. Pearce (1999). Classic Talk Series: Ward and Branch Families/The Ordinary Classroom (Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain) ISBN 1-57345-511-3
  • Virginia H. Pearce (1999). The Power of Remembering audio cassette. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-594-6
  • Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce (1975). What Is a Miracle? (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book) ISBN 9780877475446

See also[edit]

  • Patricia P. Pinegar : another counselor to Hales


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Jayne B. Malan
First Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency

April 4, 1992 (1992-04-04)-1997
Succeeded by
Carol B. Thomas