Jayne B. Malan has been called by the First Presidency to serve as second counselor to Ardeth Kapp, general president of the Young Women. Patricia Holland, formerly first counselor in the Young Women presidency, was released to allow her more time to fulfill family responsibilities and to meet obligations at Brigham Young University where her husband is president. Maurine J. Turley, formerly second counselor, has been called to serve as first counselor in the Young Women organization.
Sister Malan brings to the Young Women presidency a background seasoned by years of varied Church service. She has served on the Relief Society, Young Women, and YWMIA general boards, and as a national officer of the Church sorority, Lambda Delta Sigma.
“The Church calling I enjoyed most was when I taught the Young Women in my home ward,” says Sister Malan. “Those teenage years are a vital time for young people. They have such difficult challenges, and the decisions they make during those years are crucial, often affecting the rest of their lives.”
As a free-lance writer and producer, Sister Malan has worked with Bonneville Media Communications. She helped produce video segments for both the Women’s Conference and the Young Women’s satellite broadcasts in 1985.
“Her expertise in communicating ideas through the media, as well as her deep spirituality, will make a significant contribution to the Young Women program,” says Sister Kapp.
Sister Malan and her husband, Terry, are the parents of two children. They live in Holladay, a Salt Lake Valley suburb.