Carol Louise Foley McConkie
Carol Louise Foley McConkie was sustained as the First Counselor to the Young Women general presidency at the April 2013 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was released on March 31, 2018.
The Young Women’s program is an auxiliary program for teenage girls and this presidency oversees the program worldwide. The president and two counselors work together to run the program.
Carol McConkie has served as a president of the Young Women’s program at the ward (congregational) level, as well as in the Primary (an auxiliary for children) and the Relief Society (for adult women). Her most recent calling was that of a member of the Young Women General Board, which assists the presidency in the work of the auxiliary.
From 2005 to 2008 she served with her husband, Oscar W. McConkie III, who was the mission president for the California San Jose Mission, a position that involves overseeing all missionaries within a certain geographical area. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University. She and her husband have seven children.
In April 2021, she was elected vice president of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva. She has been associated with NGO CSW Geneva since April 2019. At that time she and her husband, Oscar, began serving as government affairs missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the UN in Geneva. They monitor legal and policy developments and build bridges with key UN delegations and other NGOs. She served until April 2023.
NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva promotes gender equality and the empowerment and defense of the rights of women and girls across the globe. NGO CSW Geneva has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and comprises representatives from some 40 UN-accredited nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
General Conference Talks of Carol F. McConkie
- "The Beauty of Holiness," April 2017
- "The Soul's Sincere Desire," October 2016
- "Here to Serve a Righteous Cause," October 2015
- "Live according to the Words of the Prophets," October 2014