New Relief Society General Presidency Announced in April 2017 Conference

  • 1 April 2017

Relief Society General Presidency (left to right): Sharon Eubank, First Counselor; Jean B. Bingham, President; and Reyna I. Aburto, Second Counselor.

The First Presidency announced a new Relief Society General Presidency and a reorganized Primary General Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General Conference April 1.

Sister Jean B. Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank, and Sister Reyna I. Aburto will oversee the Church’s Relief Society, one of the largest women’s organizations in the world.

Prior to her call, Sister Bingham was serving as First Counselor in the Church’s Primary General Presidency. Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, who was the Second Counselor in the Primary presidency, was announced Saturday as the new First Counselor. Sister Cristina B. Franco will be the new Second Counselor.

Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President

Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President

Sister Jean Barrus Bingham is the 17th General President of the Relief Society. At the time of her call she was serving as First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency. She also served on the general board of the Primary. She and her husband, Bruce, are the parents of two daughters and have five grandchildren.

Sharon Eubank, Relief Society Presidency First Counselor

Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency

Sister Sharon Eubank is the First Counselor in the General Presidency of the Relief Society. At the time of her call, Sister Eubank was employed as the director of LDS Charities, the humanitarian organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she continues in this role while serving in the Relief Society. She served on the Relief Society general board from 2009 to 2012.

Reyna I. Aburto, Relief Society Presidency Second Counselor

Reyna I. Aburto, Second Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency

Sister Reyna I. Aburto is the Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency. She was born in Nicaragua to Noel Blanco and Delbi Cardoza and married Carlos Aburto of Mexico in the Jordan River Utah Temple in 1993. They have three children and two grandchildren. She served on the Primary general board from 2012 to 2016.

Cristina B. Franco, Primary Presidency Second Counselor

Cristina B. Franco, Second Counselor in the Primary Presidency

Sister Cristina B. Franco is the Second Counselor in the Primary General Presidency. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She and her husband, Rodolfo, were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1978 and are the parents of three sons. At the time of her call, she was serving with her husband in the Argentina Resistencia Mission. She served on the Primary general board from 2005 to 2010.