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Thank you for your service, Young Women General Presidency! A recap of their 5 years of leadership

President Bonnie H. Cordon, center, Sister Michelle D. Craig, left, and Sister Rebecca L. Craven, right.

On March 31, 2018, President Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle D. Craig, and Sister Rebecca L. Craven were called as the new Young Women General Presidency. During the Saturday morning session of April 2023 general conference, the release of the Young Women General Presidency was announced and a new Young Women General Presidency was sustained. The current presidency’s release will be effective on August 1, 2023.

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Over the past five years of their service, this presidency has ministered to Latter-day Saints around the world, ushered in a brand new Young Women’s theme and class structure, helped us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Young Women organization, introduced the new Children and Youth Program, and shared wise counsel in countless addresses. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from their remarkable service.


President Cordon’s ministry in Asia in 2022

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President Cordon’s 2019 ministry in Africa

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President Cordon and Church leaders’ historic meeting with the First Lady of Ghana in 2019

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Sister Craven’s visit with Latter-day Saint women in Cape Verde, Lithuania, Latvia, and England in 2023

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Sister Craven’s ministry to young women in Texas in 2022


President Cordon’s visit to Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo in 2023

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Sister Craig’s 2022 visit to western Europe

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President Cordon’s visit to Vanuatu in 2018

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President Cordon’s ministry in the Africa Southeast Area in 2019

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Sister Craven’s 2019 visit to Latter-day Saints in the Pacific

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Sister Craig’s 2023 ministry in Mexico

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See some of the places where they’ve spoken throughout their service and read their remarks below.

General Conference

Sister Craig, October 2022: “Wholehearted”
Sister Craven, April 2022: “Do What Mattereth Most”
Sister Cordon, October 2021: “Come unto Christ and Don't Come Alone”
Sister Craig, October 2020: “Eyes to See”
Sister Craven, October 2020: “Keep the Change”
Sister Cordon, April 2020: “That They May See”
Sister Craig, October 2019: “Spiritual Capacity”
Sister Cordon, October 2019: “Beloved Daughters”
Sister Craven, April 2019: “Careful versus Casual”
Sister Craig, October 2018: “Divine Discontent”
Sister Cordon, October 2018: “Becoming a Shepherd”
Sister Cordon, April 2017: “Trust in the Lord and Lean Not”

    Devotionals and Broadcasts

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    “The Beautiful Reality of What It Means to Be a Daughter of God” from the 2021 BYU Women’s Conference
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    Sharon Eubank, Michelle D. Craig, Susan H. Porter answering questions as part of the Sister to Sister event at the 2021 BYU Women’s Conference
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    Jean B. Bingham, Joy D. Jones, and Bonnie H. Cordon answer questions from women at BYU Women’s Conference 2019.

    Forums and Other Messages

    Highlights from the 150th anniversary of Young Women

      ‘Do you even remember I’m four?!’ A lesson on belonging from Pres. Cordon’s cute grandson
      ‘Sister’ missionaries: Pres. Bonnie H. Cordon’s unusual mission, including an unexpected companion
      How serving missions as young adults prepared these female General Presidency members to lead
      General Presidents tackle crucial questions at special Sister-to-Sister event
      What the 9 women in the General Presidencies had to say about their role in the priesthood
      Will youth camp happen this year? Young Women General Presidency encourages youth to think outside the box
      Sister Craven explains how we can misunderstand what “waiting on the Lord” actually means
      How Sister Craven’s unexpected experience with the Book of Mormon built her testimony
      ‘Parents, we need to be all in,’ Young Women General Presidency says of new ‘For the Strength of Youth’ guide
      How was the Children and Youth program created? President Cordon shares her insights
      President Cordon: 3 keys of retention missionaries need to remember
      What Sister Craig reminded me about why kindness shouldn’t always be random
      ‘Heavenly Father cares about every word’: Sister Craig on receiving the inspiration to write her October 2020 general conference talk
      Sister Craig on women and priesthood — What will you take with you?


      During their years of service, the presidency has shared their thoughts and testimonies many times via video. View some of their messages below.

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      “Standing Up Against Racism” - Real Questions: Youth Edition

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      “Righteous for the Right Reasons” - Real Questions: Youth Edition

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      Pray for Eyes to See as He Sees

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      The voices of the Young Women General Presidency have also often been heard over podcasts. Listen to their thoughts in the players below.

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