Did you know that most of our women auxiliary leaders have spent time in the mission field? Some have served as single sisters, while others served along side their husbands, but they all definitely have the missionary spirit. Listed below are the missions they served in.
This was originally posted in September 2014, and updated in March 2016
General Relief Society Presidency- Linda K. Burton was a teen while her father was the mission president of the New Zealand South Mission for 3 years, and she later served in mission field with her husband while he was president of the Korea Seoul West Mission. Carole M. Stephens served as a Church-service missionary in the Family History Library. Linda S. Reeves served with her husband as he presided over the California Riverside Mission.
General Relief Society Board Members who spent time on missions:
Robin F. Bonham – India Bangalore Mission
Anne H. Clegg – Spain Bilboa and Malaga Missions
Sandra Rogers – Health Missions in New York & the Philippines
Elizabeth D. Rose – Japan Tokyo South Mission
Laraine S. Swenson – California Arcadia Mission
Maria Luisa Torres – Central American Mission; Guatemala Guatemala North Mission
Read more about the General Relief Society Presidency and Board at lds.org
General Young Women Presidency- Bonnie L. Oscarson served with her husband in the Sweden Göteborg Mission (they later returned, and she spent 3 years as matron of the Stockholm Sweden Temple). Carol F. McConkie served with her husband in the California San Jose Mission. Neill F. Marriott served with her husband in the Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission.
General Young Women Board Members who spent time on missions:
Carmela Melero De Hooker – Peru Piura Mission
Leslie P. Layton – New York Rochester Mission; humanitarian mission in Peru
Denise P. Lindberg – Church service missionary
M. Lúcia Silva – Brazil Fortaleza Mission
Susan S. Taggart – Netherlands Amsterdam Mission
Megumi Yamaguchi – Japan Sendai Mission
Since this originally posted in 2014, Sister Dorah Mkhabela, a General Young Women Board member from South Africa, has been called to serve with her husband as he presides over the Zimbabwe Harare Mission.
Read more about the General Young Women Presidency and General Board at lds.org
Primary General Presidency- Rosemary M. Wixom served with her husband while he was president of the Washington D.C. South Mission. Sister Cheryl A. Esplin served with her husband in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission.
Since this original posting, Sister Jean A. Stevens has been called to the England London Mission with her husband, who is presiding as mission president there. Sister Mary R. Durham was called to Primary presidency when Sister Stevens left. Sister Durham served in the mission field with her husband when he presided over the Tokyo Japan Mission.
Read more about the General Primary Presidency and General Board at lds.org
And last but not least, on the General Sunday School Board, which consists of both men and women, member Amy White has served a mission in Italy.
First published on September 26, 2014. Updated on March 3, 2016.