3 women added to LDS leadership committees, church leaders confirm

Posted at 9:16 PM, Aug 18, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added women to three leadership committees, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Linda K. Burton, general president of the church’s Relief Society, will now sit on the Faith’s Priesthood and Family Executive Council — previously called the Priesthood Executive Council.

General Young Women’s President Bonnie L. Oscarson will join the Missionary Executive Council.

The General Primary President Rosemary Wixom will be on the Temple and Family History Executive Council.

Oscarson made the announcement on Facebook.

Wednesday, LDS religious scholar Melissa Proctor came to the FOX 13 News Studio to discuss the move, see the video below for her interview.