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Silvia H. Allred
|Silvia H. Allred|
|First Counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society|
|October 5, 2002– March 31, 2007|
|Called by||Julie B. Beck|
|Predecessor||Kathleen H. Hughes|
|Successor||Carole M. Stephens|
|Born||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Alma mater||University of Arizona, Brigham Young University|
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Silvia H. Allred Silvia H. Allred (October 11, 1944) is an El Salvadorian religious leader, teacher, and public speaker. She served as First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2007 to 2012.
Allred was born in San Salvador, El Salvador the fourth of eight children. She attended the University of Arizona, Brigham Young University, and the Francisco Morazan Institute in El Salvador, studying mathematics and languages. She also served an LDS Church mission in the Central American Mission. She has worked as a Spanish language instructor and grade school teacher, also volunteering as a PTA president and a Girl Scout leader.
LDS Church service
Throughout her life Allred has been appointed to a number of high-profile roles in the LDS Church. She served with her husband while he was president of the Missionary Training Center in the Dominican Republic, training missionaries prior to their terms of service. She was a public affairs missionary in Madrid, Spain. She also served for three years with her husband when he was presidentof the Paraguay Asuncion Mission.
Allred served twice in positions LDS Church headquarters. First, as a member of the Young Women General Board, then later as First Counselor to Julie B. Beck in the Relief Society General Presidency. Allred spoke seven times in the church’s General Womens Meeting or general conference, where her addresses included The Essence of Discipleship, Every Woman Needs Relief Society, and Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants. Allred has also spoken on the LDS Church's welfare program.
She is married to Jeffrey A. Allred and they are the parents of eight children. In 2014 she was voted #4 of The 100 Coolest Mormon Women Alive Today.
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