New LDS Young Women General Presidency called

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Sisters Bonnie L. Oscarson, Carol F. McConkie and Neill F. Marriott were released from the Young Women General Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference.

Sisters Bonnie H. Cordon, Michelle D. Craig and Becky Craven have been called as the new president, first counselor and second counselor, respectively.

Sister Bonnie H. Cordon serves as president of the Young Women General Presidency. (Mormon Newsroom)

Before her calling, Sister Cordon served as first counselor in the Primary general presidency. She grew up in Idaho Falls and attended Brigham Young University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education and met her husband, Derek.

Sister Cordon served a full-time mission in Portugal, then served a second mission with her husband as he presided over the Brazil Curitiba Mission from 2010-2013.

Beyond her activity in the church, Sister Cordon is the mother to four children and grandmother to four grandchildren. She was a working mother until she became pregnant with her third child; but she later started her own business while also served as a school volunteer in the Parent Teacher Association, classroom and on the community council.

Sister Michelle D. Craig serves as the first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. (Mormon Newsroom)

Sister Michelle D. Craig was serving as a member of the Primary general board before her call to serve as the first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. She served a full-time mission in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mission and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from BYU.

Sister Craig and her husband, Boyd E. Craig, have three children and six grandchildren and reside in Orem. She has served on the Parent Teacher Association for her children’s schools and as a school support volunteer for a national education foundation. She has also volunteered with Project Read.

Sister Becky Craven serves as the second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. (Mormon Newsroom)

Sister Becky Craven attended school in Germany and England as a child and received her bachelor’s degree in interior design from BYU. She also met her husband Ronald at BYU. Together they have five children and 18 grandchildren.

Sister Craven and her husband have served on the BYU Athletic Advisory Committee. With their family, they have visited villages in Kenya, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala for CHOICE Humanitarian to help rural communities end poverty. Sister Craven serves as an executive board member for the organization. She also served with her husband while he presided over the North Carolina Charlotte Mission.

Sister Lisa Harkness was called to replace Sister Cordon in the Primary General Presidency. She has served on the Primary general board since September 2017. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and secondary teaching from BYU. She had her husband David have five children and two grandchildren.

 

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