Meet the New Leaders Called at the April 2022 Conference

The callings of 12 new leaders were announced in the April 2022 general conference. These callings include six General Authority Seventies and new Relief Society and Primary general presidencies. New Relief Society and Primary leaders will begin their service on August 1, 2022.

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the callings during the Saturday afternoon session of the conference. (Note: Earlier this week, 45 new Area Seventies were announced during the general conference leadership session.)

New General Authority Seventies

Mark D. Eddy

Brother Eddy is from Long Beach, California. He was a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area. He served as president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission from 2016 to 2019. Brother Eddy has degrees in communications and law from Brigham Young University. He has worked as a lawyer and business manager. He and his wife, Annette, have six children.

James W. McConkie III

Brother McConkie is from Salt Lake City, Utah. His last Church assignment was as stake president. He was president of the Czech/Slovak Mission from 2013 to 2016. He has degrees in history (University of Utah) and law (George Washington University School of Law). He is the founder and director of the Wallace Toronto Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to the Czech and Slovak Republics. Brother McConkie and his wife, Laurel, have four children.

Isaac K. Morrison

Brother Morrison was born in Takoradi, Ghana. He was president of the Ghana Cape Coast Mission. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Operations and Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He also holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management and Leadership from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Elder Morrison has worked for the Church in various capacities since 2004. He and his wife, Hannah, have three children.

Ryan K. Olsen

Brother Olsen is from Provo, Utah. He was a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area. He was president of the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission from 2016 to 2019. He has a degree in mass communication from the University of Utah. Most recently, Elder Olsen served as Regional Executive Vice President of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. He and his wife, Julie, have four children.

Jonathan S. Schmitt

Brother Schmitt is from Mesa, Arizona. His most recent worship service was in the Eleventh Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southwest Area. He served as president of the California San Diego Mission from 2014 to 2017. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arizona. Elder Schmitt was assistant vice president of Arizona State University at the time of his call to become a General Authority Seventy. He and his wife, Alexis, have four children.

Brother Denelson Silva

Brother Silva is originally from Recife, Brazil. He was a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Brazil Area at the time of his call. He was president of the Angola Luanda Mission from 2016 to 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years. He and his wife, Regina Maria de Carvalho, have two children.

New Relief Society General Presidency

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The Relief Society General Presidency (begins August 1, 2022): First Counselor J. Anette Dennis (left), President Camille N. Johnson (middle), and Second Counselor Kristin M. Yee (right).© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Sister Camille N. Johnson, President

Sister Johnson served as the Primary general president last year. She and her husband, Douglas, served as a companion and mission president in the Perú Arequipa Mission from 2016 to 2019. When their service ended, Sister Johnson returned to work as an attorney at the law firm Snow, Christensen & Martineau. She has served in several teaching and leadership missions in her local congregation. Sister Johnson received degrees in English and law from the University of Utah. She and her husband have three sons. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho.

Sister J. Anette Dennis, First Counselor

Sister Dennis has served in many missions, including the Primary General Advisory Council, the Davis County Utah Public Affairs Council, matron of the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple, and companion to her husband in the Utah Mission. west of Guayaquil in Ecuador. She was born in Provo, Utah and studied elementary education at Brigham Young University. She and her husband Jorge Dennis have four children and nine grandchildren.

Sister Kristin M. Yee, Second Counselor

Sister Yee works as the director of the Church Animation Team. She was employed by Disney Interactive Studios for 13 years. Her Church assignments have included the Primary general advisory council (since 2021), stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and ward teacher. Sunday school. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Brigham Young University. She was born in Sacramento, California.

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The Primary general presidency (begins August 1, 2022): First Counselor Amy Wright (left), President Susan H. Porter (middle), and Second Counselor Tracy Y. Browning (right).© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

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New Primary General Presidency

Sister Susan H. Porter, President

Sister Porter has served as first counselor in the Primary general presidency for the past year. Prior to that, she served on the Relief Society General Advisory Board for four years. She has also served in several teaching and leadership assignments in her local congregation. She and her late husband, Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy (1952-2016), raised their two sons and two daughters in the eastern United States, Germany, and Utah and served missions in the Church in Russia and the Middle East. Sister Porter attended Brigham Young University and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She worked as a part-time lab assistant and math teacher. She was born in Oklahoma and raised in New York.

Sister Amy Wright, First Counselor

Sister Wright has served as second counselor in the Primary general presidency for the past year. Previously, she served on the Young Women General Advisory Council for three years. She was born in Salt Lake City and earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Utah. Sister Wright worked at Marquette University at Diederich College of Communications, where she helped lead an urban journalism camp for inner-city youth. She and her husband, James, have three sons. She has been involved in several teaching and leadership assignments in her local congregation and in community service opportunities.

Sister Tracy Y. Browning, Second Counselor

Sister Browning has served on the Relief Society General Advisory Board since 2018. She was born in New Rochelle, New York, but spent much of her childhood on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, her mother’s birthplace. and his father. She spent 15 years working in the financial services industry at Morgan Stanley before joining Church Employment in 2015. Sister Browning currently works as the Director of Customer Service in the Publishing Services Department of the Church. She and her husband, Brayden D. Browning, are the parents of a daughter and a son.

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