General Auxiliaries

Primary

The Primary organization of the Church has the responsibility to help parents teach children the gospel of Jesus Christ and to prepare boys to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and girls to become righteous young women. Through Sunday meetings and weekday activities, the Primary auxiliary helps children learn and live gospel principles, prepare to make and keep baptismal covenants, and build strong, enduring testimonies.

The general presidency of the Primary consists of a president and two counselors. They travel frequently to meet with and teach local Primary leaders and children throughout the world. When they are not traveling, they counsel with other Church leaders about how to teach and strengthen children and families.

To learn more about the current members of the Primary general presidency, see below.

Primary General Presidency

  • Sister Jean A. StevensFirst Counselor
  • Sister Rosemary M. WixomPrimary General President
  • Sister Cheryl A. EsplinSecond Counselor

Relief Society

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in Nauvoo, Illinois, on March 17, 1842. On that day, 20 women met with the Prophet Joseph Smith as he began what he later called “a select Society separate from all the evils of the world, choice, virtuous, and holy” (Minutes of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Mar. 30, 1842).

Today there are more than five and a half million Relief Society sisters in 170 countries throughout the world. Like those who preceded them, today’s Relief Society sisters are strong and immovable as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. They live and share testimonies of Him and His restored gospel; they uphold, nourish, and protect families; and they provide relief through many forms of Christlike service.

The general presidency of the Relief Society consists of a president and two counselors. They spend much of their time traveling the world to visit, learn from, and teach the women of the Church. When they are not traveling, members of the presidency counsel with other Church leaders about strengthening the women of the Church and their families.

To learn more about the current members of the Relief Society general presidency, see below.

Relief Society General Presidency

  • Carole M. StephensFirst Counselor
  • Linda K. BurtonRelief Society General President
  • Linda S. ReevesSecond Counselor

Sunday School

Sunday School is for all Church members and interested friends of other faiths ages 12 and older. Its purposes are to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthen individuals and families by encouraging them to study the scriptures, obey the commandments, receive essential ordinances, and keep the associated covenants.

The Sunday School general presidency consists of a president and two counselors. They travel frequently to meet with Church leaders and members throughout the world and to help strengthen Sunday instruction, as well as improve overall teaching in the Church.

To learn more about the current members of the Sunday School general presidency, see below.

Sunday School General Presidency

  • Brother John S. TannerFirst Counselor
  • Brother Tad R. CallisterSunday School General President
  • Brother Devin G. DurrantSecond Counselor

Young Men

The Aaronic Priesthood is the basic organization for the young men of the Church ages 12 through 18. The Young Men organization is an auxiliary or help to the priesthood. The Young Men organization promotes the growth and development of each young man through quorum instruction, quorum activities, and combined Young Men–Young Women activities. The Duty to God program is also an integral part of this effort.

At the general level, the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Presiding Bishopric are responsible for the young men of the Church. The Presiding Bishopric is the presidency of the Aaronic Priesthood of the Church (see D&C 107:15).

The general presidency of the Young Men consists of a president and two counselors. They travel frequently to meet with local Church leaders and members throughout the world and to help strengthen the young men of the Church.

To learn more about the current members of the Young Men general presidency, see below.

Young Men General Presidency

  • Brother Larry M. GibsonFirst Counselor
  • Brother David L. BeckYoung Men General President
  • Brother Randall L. RiddSecond Counselor

Young Women

The Young Women organization assists parents and priesthood leaders in preparing each young woman to be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple. The organization promotes the growth and development of each young woman through Sunday instruction, weekday activities (such as Mutual and camp), and the Personal Progress program.

The general presidency of the Young Women consists of a president and two counselors. They travel frequently to meet with local Church leaders and members throughout the world and to help strengthen the young women of the Church.

To learn more about the current members of the Young Women general presidency, see below.

Young Women General Presidency

  • Sister Carol F. McConkieFirst Counselor
  • Sister Bonnie L. OscarsonYoung Women General President
  • Sister Neill F. MarriottSecond Counselor