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Who is Carol F. McConkie, 1st counselor in the General YW Presidency?

Since she was a young girl, Carol Foley McConkie has had a “longing for the temple.” That focus has directed the new first counselor in the Young Women general presidency in her actions throughout her life.

Born on April 23, 1952, in Spokane, Washington, to Williams and Joanne W. Foley, she was just a toddler when missionaries knocked on her parents’ door in Wilmington, Delaware, introducing her family to the gospel.

“As those two missionaries stood on the doorstep talking to [my mother], she felt a clear impression that if she listened to their message her life would be blessed. … It was very clear—she felt prompted to invite them back when my father could be there.”

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