Joy F. Evans and Joanne Bushman Doxey, both of Salt Lake City, have been chosen as first and second counselors in the Relief Society General Presidency.
They will serve under General President Barbara W. Winder, whose calling was announced during general conference on April 7.
The Relief Society General Presidency directs one of the world’s largest and oldest organizations for women, with more than 1.6 million members in some ninety countries.
Sister Evans, the new first counselor, has been a member of the Relief Society General Board for the past eight and one-half years. She has previously served as president of a stake Relief Society, twice as ward Relief Society president, and in other teaching and administrative callings within the organization. She has also held positions in the Young Women and in the Primary. Sister Evans and her husband David are the parents of ten children, seven living. They have fifteen grandchildren. They are also the foster parents of two Indian children.
Sister Doxey was serving as a member of the Primary General Board when she was called to the Relief Society Presidency. She has served in several teaching and administrative positions on the stake and ward level in the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society. She has also been national vice-president of Lambda Delta Sigma, an organization for LDS women university students. The Doxeys have five sons, three daughters, and three grandchildren.