Relief Society General Presidency

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The Relief Society General Presidency is called to lead the Relief Society, the Church’s organization for women, which has millions of members worldwide.

The presidency is composed of a president, who is called by the President of the Church through inspiration, and two counselors. These three women visit, teach, and minister to the women of the Church ages 18 years and older throughout the world. They also counsel with other general Church leaders to strengthen the women of the Church and their families.

Jean B. Bingham began her service as the seventeenth general president of the Relief Society on April 1, 2017. Her first counselor is Sharon Eubank, and her second counselor is Reyna I. Aburto. Each of these leaders serve on one or more of the Church’s executive councils, as well as other councils and committees.

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith, the Church’s first President, in 1842. He called it “a select Society separate from all the evils of the world, choice, virtuous, and holy.[1] He also taught that the purpose of the Relief Society was “not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.”[2]

External Source

  • Minutes of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Mar. 30, 1842.
  • Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 453.