Kathleen H. Hughes

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Kathleen H. Hughes
First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency
April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06) – March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
Called byBonnie D. Parkin
PredecessorVirginia U. Jensen
SuccessorSilvia H. Allred
Personal details
BornKathleen Hurst
(1944-10-19) October 19, 1944 (age 77)
Tooele, Utah, United States
Alma materWeber State College
Central Missouri State University
Spouse(s)Dean Hughes
ParentsWilliam Daly Hurst
Emma Johanson

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Kathleen Hurst Hughes (born October 19, 1944) was the first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from April 6, 2002 to March 31, 2007. Hughes served previously in other church auxiliaries including the Relief Society, Primary, and Sunday School organizations and as a member of the Young Women general board.[1]

Kathleen Hurst was born in Tooele, Utah, to William Daly Hurst and Emma Johanson. He first calling in the LDS Church came at age 16, when she was called to teach a 3-year-old junior Sunday School class.[2] She married Dean Hughes on November 23, 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple and they are the parents of three children.[1]

Hughes earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Weber State College in 1966 and a master’s degree in Special Education from Central Missouri State University in 1974. Hughes had a 30-year career in education, including being personnel director, assistant superintendent and director of special education for the Provo (Utah) School District. During her employment in the Provo School District, Hughes implemented programs to increase educational achievement and cooperation with Brigham Young University (BYU).[3] She also worked as director of the Leadership Associates Program Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling in the BYU-Public School Partnership.

Hughes is a Utah-based member of the National Network for Educational Renewal.

Hughes was a literary consultant for the book The Standard of Truth. Saints Vol 1: A History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1815-1846.[4]


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Virginia U. Jensen
First Counselor in the
Relief Society General Presidency

April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06) – March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
Succeeded by
Silvia H. Allred

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