Meet the 9 New Members of the Relief Society General Advisory Council (2024)

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The following Latter-day Saints have been called to serve on the Relief Society General Advisory Council, which assists the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dana Earl

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Dana Earl, age 59, Valley View 10th Ward, Salt Lake Valley View Stake. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Shirman S. Milliner and Mary Coleman Milliner. Received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Utah State University. Married to Robert Earl; four children and five grandchildren. Served as stake Primary president, temple ordinance worker, ward Primary president, teacher, nursery leader, Activity Day leader, chorister, counselor in ward Young Women presidency, Relief Society teacher, ward Relief Society president and teacher, counselor in stake Relief Society presidency, and full-time missionary in the England Coventry mission.

Andrea McConkie

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Andrea McConkie, age 43, Valley View 5th Ward, Salt Lake Valley View Stake. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Richard K. Ence and Marla Tingey Ence. Received a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Utah, works as director of operations for an insurance consulting company. Married the late Stephen L. McConkie, Jr., one child. Served as counselor in ward and stake Relief Society presidencies, Relief Society teacher, Primary teacher, ward Young Women president, counselor in stake Young Women presidency, Sunday School teacher; and full-time missionary in the Canada Halifax mission.

Hannah Miller

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Hannah Miller, age 33, Wells Ward, Salt Lake Granite Stake. Born in Littleton, Colorado, to James A. Miller and Carol Ranzenberger Miller. Received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in comparative studies (Art History) from BYU. Works as an initiative specialist for the Temple Department of the Church. Served as Relief Society teacher, ward Relief Society president, counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, and gospel doctrine teacher.

Sharlene Miner

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Sharlene Miner, age 59, Meadows 6th Ward, Draper Utah Meadows Stake. Born in Boise, Idaho, to Gerald E. Adamson and Nancy Belliston Adamson. Received a bachelor’s degree in music education from BYU, and a medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Works as an emergency physician. Married to Gary L. Miner, five children. Served as musical missionary and singer in The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, pianist, organist, ward choir director, ward Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in ward Primary presidency, Activity Days leader, gospel doctrine teacher, counselor in stake Primary and Relief Society presidencies, and full-time missionary in the Japan Kobe mission.

Carolee Scowcroft

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Carolee Scowcroft, age 59, Neff’s Canyon Ward, Salt Lake Mount Olympus Stake. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Marilyn Jackson Clawson and Truman F. Clawson. Received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Married the late John A. Scowcroft, five children. Served as counselor in stake Primary presidency, Relief Society teacher, ward Relief Society and Primary president, counselor in ward Relief Society and Young Women presidencies, Primary teacher, Primary chorister, nursery leader, Activity Days leader, Sunday School teacher, and stake public affairs committee member.

Mitzi Semo

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Mitzi Semo, age 54, Orem 12th Ward (Samoan), Provo Utah 1st Stake (Tongan). Born in San Francisco, California, to Tauivi M. Tuinei and Sylvia Meyers Tuinei. Received an associate’s degree in liberal arts from BYU–Hawaii and a bachelor’s degree in business management from BYU–Idaho; works as a service manager at BYU. Married to Mickey Semo, four children, seven grandchildren. Served as family history consultant; stake Young Women president; counselor in ward Young Women and Primary presidencies; camp director and advisor; ward Primary president; Primary teacher; ward pianist; and full-time missionary in Paraguay Asuncion mission.

Sandra Singer

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Sandra Singer, age 54, North Field 3rd Ward, Pleasant Grove Utah North Field Stake. Born in Palo Alto, California ,to Thomas W. Mackay and Rosemary Tyler Mackay. Received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU. Married to Jeffrey H. Singer, seven children and four grandchildren. Served as communication director for the Middle East/Africa North Area; stake Young Women president; ward Relief Society and Primary president; temple ordinance worker; Sunday School teacher; ward music leader; Primary teacher; Primary chorister; and full-time missionary in the Korea Seoul mission.

Andrea Spannaus

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Andrea Spannaus, age 54, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Carlos A. Muñoz and Elida Menicucci. Received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and also studied art and interior design. Married to Alin Spannaus, two children. Served as early-morning seminary teacher, in various ward and stake leadership callings, and on the South America South Area committee to organize For the Strength of Youth conferences. She and her husband served as mission leaders in the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission (2009–2012). She has served as an adviser in a Young Single Adult Spanish-speaking ward and as a full-time missionary in Argentina, Resistencia.

Elaine Thornton

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Elaine Thornton, age 56, Emigration Canyon Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, to William B. Featherston and Frances Jones Featherston. Married to Erin Thornton, three children. Owner of a general contractor/design firm. Served as a Young Adult stake specialist; temple ordinance worker; counselor in ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary presidencies; ward Young Women president; and as an inner city missionary in Salt Lake City.

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Meet the 9 New Members of the Relief Society General Advisory Council (2024)

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Meet the 9 New Members of the Relief Society General Advisory Council? ›

The Relief Society is a philanthropic and educational women's organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It was founded in 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, United States, and has more than 7 million members in over 188 countries and territories.

How many members of the Relief Society are there? ›

The Relief Society is a philanthropic and educational women's organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It was founded in 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, United States, and has more than 7 million members in over 188 countries and territories.

What does Sharon Eubank do for a living? ›

Sharon Eubank (born October 4, 1963) is the director of Latter-day Saint Charities.

Who is the new Relief Society general president? ›

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson may be leading the world's largest women's organization, but her message is for everyone — not just Relief Society members.

Who are the leaders of the Relief Society? ›

PresidentFirst Counselor
Julie B. Beck (2007–2012)Silvia H. Allred (2007–2012)
Linda K. Burton (2012–2017)Carole M. Stephens (2012–2017)
Jean B. Bingham (2017–2022)Sharon Eubank (2017–2022)
Camille N. Johnson (2022-Present)J. Anette Dennis (2022-Present)
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How old will Relief Society be in 2024? ›

Members of the Relief Society gathered on Sunday, March 17, 2024, to mark the 182nd anniversary of the women's organization. In West Africa, the sisters of the Relief Society in Bonaberi, Cameroon, began their activity with a parade in the streets to demonstrate their faith in Jesus Christ.

What is the purpose of the Relief Society? ›

Relief Society helps prepare women for the blessings of eternal life as they increase faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and His Atonement; strengthen individuals, families, and homes through ordinances and covenants; and work in unity to help those in need.

Who is the leader of the LDS charities? ›

Sharon Eubank - Director - LDS Charities | LinkedIn.

What charities does the LDS church donate to? ›

Latter-day Saint Charities
  • Emergency Response. The Church strives to provide immediate assistance following disasters. ...
  • Clean Water. Access to clean water improves health and family hygiene. ...
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Training. ...
  • Vision Care. ...
  • Mobility Assistance. ...
  • Food Production. ...
  • Immunizations.

Who is sister Sharon? ›

Sister Sharon Eubank is the first counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, the Church's organization for its six million female members ages 18 and over.

Who is Tracy Browning married to? ›

Her active membership in the Church led her to meet Brady Browning, a returned missionary from Utah, and they married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 2, 1997. The couple has two children, Morgan and Cameron.

Is Camille Johnson married? ›

Personal life. Johnson married Douglas R. Johnson in 1987 and they are the parents of three children.

Do you call Relief Society President President? ›

President Jean B. Bingham (center), Sharon Eubank (left), and Reyna I. Aburto (right), speaking in President Bingham's office on March 28, 2018.

How long does a general Relief Society president serve? ›

This can be especially important for leaders of youth and children as well as presidents of the Relief Society and elders quorum. The ideal length of service for leaders varies, but two to five years are often sufficient.

Who is the second counselor in the Relief Society General presidency? ›

Kristin M.

Yee was sustained as Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2022.

What is the largest women's organization in the world? ›

The Relief Society is the world's largest women's organization.

Is the Relief Society the largest women's organization? ›

Today the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the largest women's organizations in the world. The organization's purpose continues to be to provide support for the temporal and spiritual needs of all women in the Church, as well as others who are in need.

Why was the Relief Society disbanded? ›

The Relief Society disbanded for a short time in 1844 after the death of Joseph Smith and the exodus of Latter-day Saint to the Salt Lake Valley. It was reorganized in 1867 and still operates today, with millions of members worldwide.

Who was the longest serving Relief Society president? ›

Legacy. Spafford was released as Relief Society General President in 1974 after serving for almost 30 years in that position, the longest term of service in the church's history for a Relief Society president.

How long do Relief Society presidents serve? ›

This can be especially important for leaders of youth and children as well as presidents of the Relief Society and elders quorum. The ideal length of service for leaders varies, but two to five years are often sufficient.

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