Sydney S. Reynolds
|Sydney S. Reynolds|
|First Counselor in the general presidency of the Primary|
|1999 – 2005|
|Called by||Coleen K. Menlove|
|Predecessor||Anne G. Wirthlin|
|Successor||Margaret S. Lifferth|
|Born||Sydney Sharon Smith|
October 22, 1943
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
|Education||Bachelor's degree in history and political science|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Spouse(s)||Noel B. Reynolds|
|Parents||J. Alvin Smith|
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Sydney Sharon Smith Reynolds (born October 22, 1943) was the first counselor to Coleen K. Menlove in the general presidency of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from October 1999 until April 2005.
Sydney Sharon Smith was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to J. Alvin Smith and his wife, Maurgarite Rees. She grew up in Burbank, California. At age 16 she entered Brigham Young University (BYU) where she met Noel B. Reynolds, whom she married four years later in the Los Angeles California Temple. She earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from BYU.
The Reynolds are the parents of eleven children.
Reynolds has served in the various LDS Church auxiliaries, as a Scouting leader, as an early-morning seminary teacher, and on BYU's Women's Conference Steering Committee. Prior to serving in the general presidency of the Primary, Reynolds served for five years as a member of the Primary General Board. From 2005 to 2008 she served for three years with her husband as he presided over the church's Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission. In November 2011, she and her husband began a three-year assignment as president and matron of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple.
- Deseret Morning News 2005 Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2004) p. 108
- Church News, November 6, 1999; April 2, 2005
- "Sydney S. Reynolds: First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency", Ensign, November 1999.
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