Young Women General Presidency
Called as the new general president to lead the worldwide organization of Young Women is Bonnie H. Cordon, formerly the second counselor in the Primary general presidency. Michelle D. Craig and Becky Craven were called as first and second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, respectively.
These women, under the direction of the Lord and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, guide, inspire and oversee the thousands of young women between the ages of 12 and 18 in 170 countries in the world.
Bonnie H. Cordon
Bonnie Cordon was born on March 11, 1964, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harold and Carol Hillam. Her father was an emeritus General Authority and served as president of the Portugal Lisbon mission. She served as a full-time missionary in Lisbon, Portugal, before earning her bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University. She met her husband, Derek L. Cordon, at BYU and they married in 1986. They are the parents of four children. She served with her husband as he presided over the Brazil Curitiba Mission from 2010 to 2013. She has also served in the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations, as well as a Seminary teacher.
Michelle D. Craig
Michelle Craig was serving as a member of the Primary general board at the time of her call. She has previously served in many positions in the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society organizations and as gospel doctrine teacher in Sunday School. She served as a full-time missionary in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mission and as an ordinance worker in the Provo Utah Temple. She and her husband, E. Boyd Craig, are the parents of three children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University.
Becky Craven received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Brigham Young University and she and her husband, Ronald L. Craven, are the parents of five children. She has served in the Church as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Utah Temple and served with her husband when he presided over the North Carolina Charlotte Mission.
“My testimony has remained solid and has been strengthened through consistent study of the Book of Mormon and relying on the wisdom of living prophets,” she said. “Together, they are the word of God, the iron rod, which guides me daily through this troubled world.”