Several female general auxiliary leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have now been appointed to key priesthood leadership councils within The Church, according to Mormon Newsroom.
Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, the Young Women general president of The Church, made a Facebook post sharing the new change on Aug. 18.
“I received an invitation to participate as a member of the Missionary Executive Council,” said Burton in her Facebook post. “I am honored. This is one of three key councils of the Church, each led by members of the Twelve.”
Other female general officers who will serve in other priesthood councils include Sister Linda Burton, general president of the Relief Society, who will now serve on the Priesthood and Family Executive Council and Sister Rosemary Wixom, general president of the Primary, who will serve on the Temple and Family History Executive Council, according to Mormon Newsroom.
These new assignments will take effect immediately, according to Mormon Newsroom.
“I was very pleased to read Sister Bonnie Oscarson’s Facebook post about the new assignments of our women officers to the three general priesthood councils,” Elder Oaks said in his post. “We need their wisdom and participation! It is sensible that their assignments line up with their current responsibilities.”
“We are confident that the wisdom and judgment of these general auxiliary presidents will provide a valuable dimension to the important work accomplished by these councils,” according to the letter from Church President Thomas S. Monson; President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency; and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency.