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LDS Church announces new Young Women general presidency

Published: Saturday, April 6 2013 4:50 p.m. MDT

Members of the Tabernacle Choir perform during the morning session of 183 annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013 inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Members of the Tabernacle Choir perform during the morning session of 183 annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013 inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A new Young Women general presidency was called to serve by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Saturday afternoon session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference.

Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson was called to be the new president of the Young Women general presidency, with Carol Louise Foley McConkie as her first counselor and Evelyn Neill Foote Marriott as second counselor.

The new trio of women replaces the former presidency of Elaine S. Dalton, Mary N. Cook and Ann M. Dibb, who have served together since April 2008.Sister Oscarson comes to her new position with an impressive resume of church experience. She has served as both a ward Young Women president and as an early morning seminary instructor multiple times. From 1976 to 1979, she served with her husband, Paul Kent Oscarson, who was the president of the Sweden Göteborg Mission. From 2009 to 2012, she served as the matron of the Stockholm Sweden Temple. She holds a bachelor’s degree from BYU with an emphasis in British and American literature. She and her husband are the parents of seven children.

Members of the audience stand prior to the start of the morning session of 183 annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013 inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Members of the audience stand prior to the start of the morning session of 183 annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013 inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Most recently, Sister McConkie was serving on the Young Women General Board. She has served as a ward Young Women president, in a ward Relief Society presidency and in a ward Primary presidency. She has also served as a Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher and with her husband, Oscar W. McConkie III, who was president of the California San Jose Mission from 2005 to 2008. She holds a bachelor of arts in English education from Arizona State University. The McConkies are the parents of seven children.

Sister Marriott recently served as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. She has also served as a stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, gospel doctrine teacher, Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher and in many other callings. She served with her husband, David Cannon Marriott, who was president of the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission from 2002 to 2005. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and secondary education from Southern Methodist University. The couple is the parents of 11 children.

President Thomas S. Monson shakes hands with President Boyd K. Packer as he and his Counselors Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf walk onto the stand prior to the start of the morning session of 183 annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013 inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) President Thomas S. Monson shakes hands with President Boyd K. Packer as he and his Counselors Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf walk onto the stand prior to the start of the morning session of 183 annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013 inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

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