“Women Leaders Join Church Councils,” Ensign, November 2015, 141
The Church has invited women to serve on three major leadership councils.
Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, will serve on the Priesthood and Family Executive Council (formerly the Priesthood Executive Council). Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, will serve on the Missionary Executive Council. And Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, will serve on the Temple and Family History Executive Council.
Although women in Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary general presidencies have regularly contributed to and advised these councils for decades, this invitation provides for a continual role in the councils.