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Ardeth G. Kapp

Ardeth G. Kapp
9thYoung Women General President
1984 – 1992
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Predecessor Elaine A. Cannon
Successor Janette H. Beckham
Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency
1972 – 1978
Called by Ruth H. Funk
Predecessor Dorothy P. Holt
Successor Norma B. Smith
Personal details
Born (1931-03-19) March 19, 1931 (age 89)

Glenwood, Alberta, Canada
Spouse(s) Heber B. Kapp

Ardeth Greene Kapp (born 19 March 1931) was the ninth Young Women General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1984 to 1992.

Early life [ edit ]

Ardeth Greene was born on 19 March 1931 in Cardston, Alberta, to Edwin Kent Greene and Julia Leavitt Greene.[1]:9 Shortly after her birth her family moved to Glenwood, Alberta.[2] She was baptized into the LDS Church on 4 April 1939 in the Cardston Temple.[1]:40 In 1947, she underwent life-threatening surgery due to an ear infection.[1]:64–65

Biography [ edit ]

In 1949, Kapp graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah. She received academic degrees from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University (BYU). Kapp is the author of 20 books and a series of television programs created by the Utah Education Network. She was for a time part of the faculty of BYU.[citation needed]

Kapp was the second counselor to Ruth H. Funk in the church's Young Women General Presidency from 1972 to 1978. In April 1984, Kapp succeeded Elaine A. Cannon as the organization's president. During her tenure, Kapp had five different counselors, including Elaine L. Jack, Janette C. Hales and Patricia T. Holland[3]. In 1992, Kapp was succeeded by Hales. For part of her time as Young Women General President Russell M. Nelson was the organization's priesthood advisor. He would regularly seek Kapp's advice as he composed his talks for general conference.[4][citation needed] During Kapp's tenure the Personal Progress program, with its focus on preparing young women to enter the temple, was initiated.

From 1992 to 1995, Kapp accompanied her husband, Heber B. Kapp, while he served as president of the church's Canada Vancouver Mission. From 2000 to 2003, they served as president and matron of the Cardston Alberta Temple.

Publications [ edit ]

  • Ardeth G. Kapp (1977). Miracles in Pinafores & Bluejeans (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 0-87747-644-6
  • —— (1978). The Gentle Touch (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 0-87747-724-8
  • —— (1979). Echoes From My Prairie (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft) ISBN 0-88494-384-4
  • —— (1981). More Miracles in Pinafores & Bluejeans (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 0-87747-890-2
  • —— (1985). The Light and the Life (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft) ISBN 0-88494-559-6
  • —— (1987). I Walk By Faith (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 0-87579-072-0
  • —— (1990). The My Neighbor, My Sister, My Friend (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 0-87579-299-5
  • —— (1992). The Joy of the Journey (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 0-87579-633-8
  • —— (1996). What Latter-day Stripling Warriors Learn from Their Mothers (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-164-9
  • —— (1997). Rejoice! His Promises are Sure (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-233-5
  • —— (1998). Lead, Guide, and Walk Beside (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-439-7
  • —— (2000). The Little Book of Big Ideas About Friendship (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57345-829-5
  • —— (2003). The Temple, Our Home Away from Home (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-57008-910-8
  • —— (2005). Better than You Think You Are (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-59038-380-X
  • —— (2007). The Joy of Believing (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-59038-809-7
  • —— (2012). Doing What We Came to Do: Living a Life of Love (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 978-1-60908-743-2

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Anita (2005). Stand as a Witness: The Biography of Ardeth Greene Kapp. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book. ISBN 9781590384886.
  2. ^ [Roy A. Prete and Carma T. Prete, ed. Canadian Mormons (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2017) p. IX
  3. ^ (https://rsc.byu.edu/authors/kapp-ardeth-g)
  4. ^ (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1986/05/news-of-the-church/new-counselor-in-young-women-general-presidency?lang=eng)

Books [ edit ]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by

Elaine A. Cannon
Young Women General President

1984–1992
Succeeded by

Janette Hales Beckham
Preceded by

Dorothy P. Holt
Second Counselor in the

Young Women General Presidency


1972-1978
Succeeded by

Norma B. Smith
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