April 2022 Conference: New Relief Society, Primary Leadership Announced

Two new presidencies, Relief Society and Primary, were installed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday.

President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, announced the leadership changes in the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Annual General Conference.

Who is in the new Relief Society general presidency?

The new members of the Relief Society general presidency are:

  • President Camille N Johnson
  • Sister J Anette Dennis
  • Sister Kristin M Yee

The Relief Society general presidency (beginning August 1, 2022): First Counselor J. Anette Dennis (left), President Camille N. Johnson (center), and Second Counselor Kristin M. Yee (right).

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The Past Relief Society Presidency of Jean B. Bingham, President; Sharon Eubank, First Counselor; and Reyna I. Aburto, Second Counselor; will be released effective August 1 after five years of service.

Who is in the new Primary presidency?

The new members of the Primary general presidency, effective August 1, are:

  • President Susan H. Porter
  • Sister Amy Wright
  • Sister Tracy Y Browning
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The Primary General Presidency (beginning August 1, 2022): First Counselor Amy Wright (left), President Susan H. Porter (center), and Second Counselor Tracy Y. Browning (right).

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Sister Browning is the first black woman to serve in a general presidency of the Church.

The previous Primary presidency of Camille N. Johnson, President; Sister Susan H. Porter, First Counselor; and Sister Amy A. Wright, Second Counselor; will be released after one year of service effective August 1.

Learn more about the new Relief Society General Presidency

The following bios are provided by the Church newsroom:

  • Sister Camille N. Johnson, President: “Sister Johnson has served as President of the Primary for the past year. She and her husband, Douglas, served as staff associates and mission presidents in the Peru Arequipa Mission from 2016 to 2019. After completing her service, Sister Johnson returned to practice law with the law firm of Snow, Christensen & Martineau. She has served in several teaching and leadership roles in her local church. Sister Johnson earned an English and Law degree 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 positions, including the General Advisory Council of the Primary, the Davis County Utah Public Affairs Council, matron of the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple, and companion of her husband in the Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission. Born in Provo, Utah, she 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 head of the animation team at the church. Previously, she was with Disney Interactive Studios for 13 years. Her Church responsibilities have included Primary general advisory councilor (since 2021), stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and Sunday School teacher. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. She was born in Sacramento, California.”

Learn more about the new Primary presidency

The following bios are provided by the Church newsroom:

  • 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 General Advisory Board of Relief Society for four years. She has also served in several teaching and leadership roles in her local church. She and her late husband, Elder 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 in Church duties in Russia and the Middle East . Sister Porter attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She has worked as a laboratory assistant and part-time 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. Prior to that, she served as a member of the Young Women General Advisory Council for three years. Born in Salt Lake City, she received a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Utah. Sister Wright worked at Marquette University in the Diederich College of Communications, where she helped run a city 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 church and in community service opportunities.
  • Sister Tracy Y. Browning, Second Counselor: Sister Browning has served on the Relief Society General Advisory Council since 2018. She was born in New Rochelle, New York but spent much of her childhood on the island of Jamaica in the West Indies, her mother’s and father’s birthplace. She worked in the financial services industry at Morgan Stanley for 15 years before joining the church in 2015. Sister Browning currently serves as a customer service manager in the Church’s Publishing Services Department. She and her husband Brayden D. Browning are parents to a daughter and a son.

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