“Becky Craven,” Ensign, May 2018
There is a saying Sister Becky Craven shared frequently as a missionary: “When you know who you are, you act differently.”
“And that’s in every aspect—from how you dress, how you speak, how you present yourself, and the activities you participate in,” said Sister Craven, who served with her husband, Ronald L. Craven, as he presided over the North Carolina Charlotte Mission from 2012 to 2015.
Sister Craven was sustained as Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency on March 31, 2018. “When young women start to see themselves in God’s plan, they will be able to see a vision for themselves,” she said. “You have to have a vision. If you don’t have a vision, you don’t know where you’re going and you don’t know what to do to get there.”
Rebecca Lynn Craven was born on October 26, 1959, in Chardon, Ohio, USA, to Corless Walter Mitchell and Linda Louise Kazsuk Mitchell. Proud to call herself “an army brat,” she grew up in Texas, USA, where her family joined the Church; Germany, during which time her family was sealed in the Swiss Temple; England; Utah, USA, where she was baptized during her father’s first tour in Vietnam; and the U.S. states of Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and Kansas.
Married on August 5, 1980, in the Salt Lake Temple, the Cravens are the parents of five children.
Before being sustained to her new calling, she was serving as a counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Utah Temple. She has also served as ward Young Women president, stake Relief Society board member, stake missionary, and Webelos leader.
Sister Craven has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Brigham Young University, where she has served on the athletic advisory committee. She has also served as an executive board member of CHOICE Humanitarian, a Utah-based international charitable organization.
She enjoys hiking, water sports, snowshoeing, traveling, painting, quilting, and games and activities with her family.