The Primary is an organization for children ages 18 months to 11 years. It teaches them the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them build faith. The Primary General Presidency, which directs the Primary for the whole Church, consists of a president and two counselors. These three women work to strengthen children and families throughout the Church. Members of the Primary General Presidency travel frequently to meet with and teach Primary leaders and children throughout the world. They counsel with other general and local Church leaders to teach, serve, and watch over the children and families of the Church.
Sister Joy D. Jones serves as the 13th general president of the Primary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church’s organization for 1 million children who are 11 and younger.
Sister Lisa L. Harkness was named the new first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 31, 2018.
Sister Cristina B. Franco was called as the second counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 2017.