A new auxiliary association, the great public presidencies serve

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Relief Society general presidency since Aug. 1, 2022, left to right: First Counselor J. Annette Dennis, President Camille N. Johnson, and Second Chancellor Christine M. Yee.

As part of the Saturday afternoon session of the annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, changes were made to Relief Society and primary organizations. Six from the 1970s were also deleted by the General Assembly.

The leaders of the new and great Relief Society will begin their service on August 1.

President Dalyn H. Oakes, President of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced the invitation during the Saturday afternoon session of the conference.

The new general office of the 70s

Mark D. Eddy: Brother Eddy is from Long Beach, California. He was a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in Utah County. From 2016 to 2019 he was head of the Uruguayan mission in Montevideo. He and his wife Annette have six children.

James W. McConkey III: Brother McConkey of Salt Lake City. His last assignment in the church was president. From 2013 to 2016 he was the head of the Czech-Slovak mission. Brother McConkey and his wife Laurel have four children.

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Initial General Presidency from August 1, 2022 from left: First Chancellor Amy Wright, President Susan H. Porter and Second Chancellor Tracy Y Browning.

Isaac K. Morrison: Sheikh Morrison was born in Takoradi, Ghana. He was the head of the Cape Coast Mission in Ghana. Brother Morrison has held various positions in the church since 2004. He has three children, he and his wife Hannah.

Ryan K. Olsen: Elder Olsen of Prova. He was a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in Utah County. From 2016 to 2019 he was head of the Uruguayan mission in Montevideo West. He and his wife Julia have four children.

Jonathan S. Schmidt Sheikh: Brother Schmidt is from Mesa, Arizona. His final canonization was in the Church of the Eleventh Quorum of the Seventy in the Southwestern region of North America. From 2014 to 2017, he was Chief of Mission San Diego, California. He and his wife Alexis have four children.

Brother Denilson Silva: Brother Silva was born in Recife, Brazil. At the time of his career, he was a member of the 75th College of the Brazilian Region. From 2016 to 2019 he was head of the Angolan mission in Luanda. He has two children with his wife Regina Maria de Carvalho.

New Relief General Executive

Sister Camille N. Johnson, President: Sister Johnson served as the first Chief Executive for the past year. She and her husband Douglas served as associates and mission leaders on the Peruvian Mission in Arequipa from 2016 to 2019. Upon completion of their service, Sister Johnson returned to work as an attorney at the law firms Snow, Christensen & Martino. Johnson studied English and law at the University of Utah. She and her husband have three sons.

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The New Sixties Public Authority announced Saturday April 2, 2022. Top row from left: Sheikh Mark D. Eddy, Sheikh James W. McConkey III, Sheikh Isaac K. Morrison. Bottom row from left: Sheikh Ryan K. Olsen, Sheikh Jonathan S. Schmidt, Elder Denilson Silva.

Sister C. Annette Dennis, Senior Counselor: Sister Denise has held many positions, including the Primary Public Advisory Council, the Davis District Public Affairs Council in Utah, and the President of the Guayaquil Temple in Ecuador and her husband’s partner in the Ecuadorian Mission, Guayaquil West. . She was born in Provo and studied elementary education at Brigham Young University. She and her husband, Jorge Denis, have four children and nine grandchildren.

Sister Christine M. Jo, second counselor: Sister Ye works as the director of the church’s animation team. Before that, she worked for Disney Interactive Studios for 13 years. Her church responsibilities include the Primary General Advisory Council (since 2021), stake and ward aid president, Young Women president, and Sunday School teacher. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. She was born in Sacramento, California.

New Primary General Presidency

Sister Susan H. Porter, President: Sister Porter has served as a general counselor in the Primary general presidency for the past year. Previously, she served on the Relief Society General Advisory Board for four years. She has also worked in various teaching and leadership roles in her local parish. She and her late husband, Elder Bruce D. Porter of Seventy (1952-2016) raised two sons and two daughters in the eastern United States, Germany and Utah, and served church missions in Russia. and in the Middle East. Sister Porter attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a BA in Chemistry.

Sister Amy Wright, General Counsel: Sister Wright served as the second counselor in the Primary general presidency last year. Previously, she was a member of the Young Women’s General Advisory Council for three years. Born in Salt Lake City, she earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Utah. Sister Wright worked at Marquette University at Diederich College of Communication, where she helped organize the city’s youth journalism camp. She and her husband James have three sons. She has been involved in many teaching and leadership roles in her local parish.

Sister Tracy Y Browning, Second Counselor: Sister Browning has served on the Relief Society General Advisory Board since 2018. She was born in New Rochelle, New York, but spent much of her childhood on the West Indies island of Jamaica, where her mother and his father. She spent 15 years working in the financial industry at Morgan Stanley before joining church business in 2015. Sister Browning currently works as a director of customer service in the church’s publishing services division. She and her husband Brayden D. Browning, parents daughter and son.


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