Bonnie H. Cordon, Michelle Craig, Becky Craven
Gospel Living

Nine inspiring women help lead the Church.

03/17/23 | 2 min read
Here are some things you might not know about them!

In some countries, March is Women’s History Month! So we thought it would be a good time to talk about the women who lead the Young Women, Relief Society, and Primary organizations today.

Young Women General Presidency

Especially for the young women, the picture above should look familiar! It’s President Bonnie H. Cordon (center), First Counselor Sister Michelle D. Craig (left), and Second Counselor Sister Rebecca L. Craven (right). Here’s some more about them.

  • President Cordon enjoys jogging, scuba diving, hiking, and skiing. She served a full-time mission in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. She met her husband, Derek, at college, and they have four children. She was able to put her Portuguese-speaking skills to use again when she and her husband were called to preside over the Brazil Curitiba Mission!
  • Sister Craig served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. When she got home, her brother arranged for her to go on a date with one of his friends named Boyd—and eight months they were engaged! She graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, family history, sunshine, playing games, and eating popcorn.
  • Sister Craven loves traveling and has done humanitarian work in Kenya, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Guatemala. She met her husband, Ron, on a blind date! Her parents joined the Church when she was four years old.
Relief Society General Presidency

Relief Society General Presidency

Did you know that March 17 is the 181st anniversary of the organization of the Relief Society? Pictured above are President Camille N. Johnson (center), First Counselor Sister J. Annette Dennis (left), and Second Counselor Sister Kristin M. Yee (right).

  • President Johnson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English, then went on to earn a law degree. She and her husband, Douglas, have three children. Sister Johnson and her husband presided over the Peru Arequipa Mission from 2016 to 2019.
  • Sister Dennis studied elementary education and Spanish in college—and those language skills have enabled her to serve the Lord in many ways! She and her husband, Jorge, served as mission leaders in the Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission and also in the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple.
  • Sister Yee earned a degree in fine arts as well as a master of public administration. She worked at Disney Interactive Studios as an artist and producer before working for the Church.
Primary General Presidency

Primary General Presidency

If you went to Church as a child, did you have a favorite Primary teacher or music leader? Pictured above are President Susan H. Porter (center), First Counselor Sister Amy A. Wright (left), and Second Counselor Sister Tracy Y. Browning (right).

  • President Porter worked as a lab assistant for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as a math teacher after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She and her husband, Bruce, raised four children before he passed away in 2016.
  • Sister Wright recently survived stage-four ovarian cancer! She has worked as an office manager, reading tutor, and Parent Teacher Association volunteer. She and her husband, James, have three children.
  • Sister Browning grew up in Jamaica, as well as in New Jersey and New York, USA. She joined the Church when she was 16 years old and now works for the Church’s Publishing Services Department. She and her husband, Brady, have two children.

We are so grateful for these women—and for all of the good women of this world! Soon we will start sharing posts about the men who serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and First Presidency, so stay tuned.

Wonderful Women

Think of some women who have blessed your life. Perhaps now would be a good time to thank them or write about them in your journal.


You can find more information about all of the global Church leaders here.