Meet the New Primary General Presidency


A new Primary general presidency was called during the April 2010 general conference. Sister Rosemary M. Wixom was called to serve as Primary general president. Sister Jean A. Stevens is her first counselor, and her second counselor is Sister Cheryl A. Esplin. Let’s get to know the new Primary general presidency.

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, President

Rosemary M. Wixom
  • Place of marriage: Salt Lake Temple

  • Family: Six children and six grandchildren

  • Favorite food: Pizza

  • Favorite hobby: Preparing for Sunday dinners with children and grandchildren

  • Favorite color: Blue

  • Favorite Primary song: “A Child’s Prayer”

  • Favorite Book of Mormon story: Helaman’s warriors listening to their mothers

  • Favorite scripture: “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come” (D&C 68:6).

Sister Jean A. Stevens, First Counselor

Jean A. Stevens
  • Place of marriage: Salt Lake Temple

  • Family: Five children and seven grandchildren

  • Favorite food: All kinds of salads

  • Favorite hobby: Anything with my family

  • Favorite color: Green

  • Favorite Primary song: “A Child’s Prayer”

  • Favorite Book of Mormon story: Jesus Christ blessing the Nephite children

  • Favorite scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6).

Sister Cheryl A. Esplin, Second Counselor

Cheryl A. Esplin
  • Place of Marriage: St. George Utah Temple

  • Family: Five children and eighteen grandchildren

  • Favorite food: Homemade fresh hot bread

  • Favorite hobby: Playing with grandchildren and doing things with family

  • Favorite color: Vibrant blue and pink

  • Favorite Primary song: “I Know that My Savior Loves Me”

  • Favorite Book of Mormon story: Jesus Christ visiting the Nephite children

  • Favorite scripture: “And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88).

Photographs by Craig Dimond