Meet the New Members of the Auxiliary General Boards
Contributed By Marianne Holman Prescott, Church News staff writer
The General Presidencies of the Young Women, Primary General, Relief Society, and Young Men of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have called new members to their general boards.
Members of the general boards work with the general presidencies to help meet the needs of members around the world.
Young Women General Board
A new seven-member Young Women General Board has been organized. The board members include Carol Lawrence Costley, Elizabeth “Liz” Jane Darger, Vicki G. Jackman, Shelby Killpack, Lori Christine Newbold, Shauna Merrill Ogden, and Amy Wright.
Carol Lawrence Costley, 58, Park Ward, Centerville Utah North Stake; born in London, England, to Mavis Gordon and Benjamin Lawrence. Received a master’s degree from Brigham Young University in social work. Worked with individuals and families as an independent services professional. Married to Gerald “Jerry” Louis Costley; they have five children and six grandchildren. Served as a Young Women and Relief Society presidency counselor, gospel doctrine teacher, and Young Women camp director. Volunteered with a local theater, counseling groups and the Disabled Rights Action Committee.
Elizabeth Jane Darger, 40, Grove 2nd Ward, Pleasant Grove Utah West Stake; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Anne Carroll Peterson and Stanford Parley Darger, Jr. Received a bachelor’s degree in family sciences and a masters degree in school counseling psychology, both from Brigham Young University. Works as the senior associate athletic director at BYU. Served as a part-time service missionary in LDS Distribution Services from 2003 to 2004. Served as a Relief Society president, Relief Society instructor, Young Women presidency counselor, nursery leader, and gospel doctrine teacher. Volunteers on the leadership team of the NCAA Common Ground initiative.
Vicki G. Jackman, 64, Windsor 6th Ward, Orem Utah Windsor Stake; born in Logan, Utah, to Sally Taylor and Kenneth Glauser. Received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Brigham Young University. Married to Brad Jackman; they have six children, 21 grandchildren. Served as a senior couple missionary with her husband from 2015-2017 in the England London Mission. Served as a stake Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, Young Women camp director, and gospel doctrine teacher. Volunteered with the PTA and the Food and Care Coalition.
Shelby Killpack, 57, Cascade 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Cascade Stake; born in Santa Barbara, California, to Doremis Sumter and Harold Williams. Studied family science at BYU. Married to Chris Daniel Killpack; they have six children and 13 grandchildren. Served with her husband in the Utah Orem Mission from 2015 to 2018. Served as a Young Women president, Primary president, gospel doctrine teacher, Relief Society instructor, stake cultural arts specialist, Young Women camp committee member, and service missionary for addiction recovery with young single adults. Volunteered with the PTA and as a service missionary at Orem High School Seminary.
Lori Christine Newbold, 37, Draper Single Adult Ward, Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake; born in South Jordan, Utah, to Donna Catmull and Reed Newbold. Received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from University of Phoenix. Works as the director of training services for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Served in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission from 2002-2004. Has served as a Young Women president, Relief Society president, Sunday School teacher, Relief Society instructor, Young Women camp director, and member of the Materials Evaluation Committee for the Correlation Department of the Church.
Shauna Merrill Ogden, 53, Grandview 14th Ward, Provo Utah Grandview South Stake; born in Santa Monica, California, to Suzanne Turner and Steven Merrill. Attended Angeles Harbor College and received a medical assistant degree. Owns and operates medical businesses where she works as a financial officer and manager. Married to Jeffrey Gale Ogden; they have seven children and nine grandchildren. Served as a ward and stake Young Women president, Primary president and counselor, ward Relief Society president and Relief Society compassionate service leader. Volunteered with and served in leadership on the America’s Freedom Festival board, and other civic, philanthropic, and community organizations.
Amy Wright, 46, Cherry Lane Ward, Layton Utah East Stake; born in Salt Lake City to Joy Bailey and Robert Anderson. Received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in human development and family studies. Worked at Marquette University in the College of Communications where she helped facilitate an urban journalism camp for inner city youth. Married to James McConkie Wright; they have three children. Has served as a stake Primary president, gospel doctrine teacher, Sunday School teacher, and in various auxiliary presidencies and Scouting. Volunteered with the PTA, Spectrum Program, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Primary General Board
Four new members join several existing members of the Primary General Board. The new members are Nancy Pilkington Dance, Michelle M. King, Tara Lee Mickelsen, and Dana Wright.
Nancy Pilkington Dance, 61, Deer Creek Ward, Midway Utah West Stake. Born in Tokyo, Japan, to Joan Berntson and W. Farrell Pilkington. Received a bachelor’s degree in finance from BYU and a teaching certificate from Saint Xavier University. Married to Douglas Leon Dance; they have three children and two grandchildren. Served with her husband as he presided over the Baltic Mission from 2008 to 2011. Served as a stake Relief Society president, early morning seminary teacher, institute teacher, gospel doctrine teacher, and in various callings in the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations. Volunteered with the PTA and Girl Scouts.
Michelle M. King, 61, North Canyon 4th Ward, Bountiful Utah North Canyon Stake. Born in South Ruislip, England, to Renée and Donald Milne. Received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from BYU. Worked as a KUTV news anchor (1978 to 2007), at BYU as an adjunct faculty and as a special projects producer at KSL-TV. Married to Steven D. King; they have four children and nine grandchildren. Served with her husband as he presided over the Georgia Atlanta North Mission from 2008 to 2011. Served as a ward Relief Society and Primary president, gospel doctrine teacher, choir director, stake and regional young single adult advisor, and Primary teacher and pianist. Volunteered with the School Music Program and on the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Board.
Tara Lee Mickelsen, 54, Alpine Cove Ward, Alpine Utah North Stake. Born in Salt Lake City, to Anita Freeman Bennett and James Michael Nielsen. Attended Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah.Worked as a legal secretary and paralegal for seven years at a Salt Lake City law firm. Married to Richard Wayne Mickelson; they have four children. Served as a ward and stake Young Women president and counselor, ward and stake Primary president and counselor and Primary music leader. Volunteered with the PTA as well as a member of the Alpine District Cub Scout Committee in the Utah National Parks Council.
Dana Wright, 59, Sherwood Hills Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake. Born in Houston, Texas, to Jeannie Juergens and Gene Wright. Attended Brigham Young University. Worked as a receptionist in a pediatrician’s office in Provo, Utah. Married to John Wright; they have five children and eight grandchildren. Served as a ward Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president and advisor, Primary president and music leader, and stake Relief Society presidency counselor. Volunteered with Mac’s Gifts, a children’s cancer charity, and as a member of the BYU Women’s Conference Committee as chairwoman of the service project.
Relief Society General Board
Three new Relief Society General Board members join four existing board members. The new board members are Tracy Yeulande Browning, Lori Draper, and Susan “Susie” Marie Mullen.
Tracy Yeulande Browning, 41, Prairie 8th Ward, West Jordan Utah Prairie Stake. Born in New Rochelle, New York, to Clive Adams and Sharon Cox. Studied at St. John’s University. Works as a client service director in the Publishing Services Department of the Church. Married to Brayden D. Browning; they have two children. Served as a ward and stake Relief Society presidency counselor, Relief Society teacher, Mia Maid adviser, and in various Relief Society and Young Women callings. Volunteered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Habitat for Humanity, and United Way Day of Caring.
Lori Draper, 52, Emigration Canyon Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake. Born in Salt Lake City to Ron and Barbara Veach. Received a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. Works as a social worker for LDS Family Services in Salt Lake City and has worked for LDS Family Services in New York City. Married to Malcolm Draper; they have three children. Served as a missionary in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission, an early morning seminary teacher, and in various Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary callings.
Susan Marie Mullen, 62, Pleasant View 5th Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake. Born in Newport Beach, California, to James Edward Owen and Jane Marie Stabler. Received a bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University. Works as an adjunct faculty member in religious education at Brigham Young University where she teaches missionary preparation. Married to Thomas E. Mullen; they have four children. Served with her husband as he presided over the New York Utica Mission from 2003-2006 and as a Provo MTC branch president. Served as a gospel doctrine teacher, institute teacher, stake mission preparation teacher, ward Young Women president, and stake Young Women presidency counselor, and camp director. Volunteered with the PTA and as a Pathway institute teacher.
Young Men General Board
Thomas E. Mullen and Michael T. Nelson have been called to the Young Men General Board.
Thomas E. Mullen, 63, Pleasant View 5th Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Charles Verlin Jr. and Eula Belle Starkey Mullen. Received a bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah. Works on the senior management team of a multinational firm, as president of a private charitable trust, and as an adjunct faculty member in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. Married to Susan Owen; they have four children. Served as a New York Utica Mission president, Provo MTC branch president, stake president, bishop, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission. Volunteered with the Special Olympics and as a youth sports coach.
Michael T. Nelson, 62, Wallsburg 2nd Ward, Midway Utah West Stake. Born in Salt Lake City to Monte and Viola Nelson. Studied organizational communications at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Works as the chief financial officer of a Utah-based conglomerate. Married to Barbara Fluckiger; they have nine children and 13 grandchildren. Served as a California San Bernardino Mission president, stake president, stake presidency counselor, stake executive secretary, bishop, ward and stake Young Men president, and missionary in the Chile Santiago Mission. Volunteered on the Utah National Parks Council and served on the 1997 Sesquicentennial Wagon Train Committee.