General Primary Presidency and Board


 

“All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.”   —3 Nephi 22:13

Our goal in Primary is to assist parents in teaching their children the gospel of Jesus Christ. Primary can play a vital role in the process of true conversion. In Primary, testimonies are nurtured and strengthened as we help children feel Heavenly Father’s love, understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, feel the influence of the Holy Ghost, and prepare to make and keep sacred covenants.

Heavenly Father has provided a beautiful plan for all of His children. Our great desire as a presidency is to help families—parents and precious children—return to His presence. And so for children all over the world we say, “Take my hand. Hold on tight. We will stay on the path together back to Heavenly Father.”


Rosemary M. Wixom
Primary General President

Rosemary M. Wixom

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom was sustained as the 12th general president of the Primary in general conference on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

She was raised in Salt Lake City and attended Utah State University, where she graduated in elementary education. She and her husband, B. Jackson Wixom, are the parents of six children and have eight grandchildren.

She has served on the Primary general board, the Young Women general board, and with her husband as he served as president of the Washington D.C. South Mission. She loves her grandchildren and considers Sunday family dinners the highlight of her week.

Jean A. Stevens
First Counselor, Primary General Presidency

Jean A. Stevens

Sister Jean A. Stevens was sustained as first counselor in the Primary general presidency in general conference on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, where she graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a teaching certificate. She has served in Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary, most recently as a member of the Primary general board. Sister Stevens and her husband, Mark, are the parents of five children and have nine grandchildren.

Cheryl A. Esplin
Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency

Cheryl A. Esplin

Sister Cheryl Esplin was born and raised in Lovell, Wyoming. She graduated from Brigham Young University in elementary education. She and her husband, Max Esplin, are the parents of five children and have 21 grandchildren, most of whom are in Primary.

She has served in Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary. Sister Esplin served with her husband when he was mission president of the North Carolina Raleigh Mission.


Primary General Board

Reyna L. AburtoJean B. BinghamMary R. Durham
Reyna I. AburtoJean B. BinghamMary R. Durham
Joy D. JonesCecilia T. PlascenciaLarraine Rowberry
Joy D. JonesCecilia T. PlascenciaLarraine A. Rowberry
Erin C. SandersonGinny U. SmithJan P. Taylor
Erin C. SandersonVirginia U. SmithJanice P. Taylor