Sister Bonnie H. Cordon was named the Young Women general president on March 31, 2018. At the time of her call, Sister Cordon was serving as the first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sister Cordon was born to Harold and Carol Hillam and was the third of seven children. She learned her work ethic growing up on the family’s 80-acre farm in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Sister Cordon met her husband, Derek, while they were both students at Brigham Young University. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in April 1986 and are the parents of four children and have four grandsons. She loves spending time with her little grandsons.
Sister Cordon received a bachelor’s degree in education from BYU. She worked in management in the software industry.
Sister Cordon was a working mother until she was expecting her third child and she and her husband relocated to Indiana. After a move to Boise, Idaho, she returned to the business world, starting her own business. She was a school volunteer in Idaho and Utah, serving in PTA, the classroom and community council.
Sister Cordon’s faith has carried her through her life. She served a full-time mission in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. Her Portuguese language skills came in handy when she served with her husband, Derek, as he presided over the Brazil Curitiba Mission from 2010 to 2013. She has also served in her ward (local congregation) and stake (diocese) Primary, Young Women and Relief Society organizations. Sister Cordon also taught early-morning seminary.
She loves the outdoors, enjoying jogging, scuba diving, hiking and skiing. She enjoys being with her family and traveling. “I love people,” she said. “We are children of Heavenly Father. He loves us.”