Mary N. Cook, served on the Young Women General Board prior to her call as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency.
Sister Cook and her husband, former member of the Seventy, Elder Richard E. Cook, were previously called to preside over a newly-created Mongolian mission where they had served as full-time missionaries. Later she accompanied her husband to Hong Kong where he served in the Asia Area Presidency. She helped train young women and young women leaders in Mongolia and other parts of Asia.
Professionally Cook was a special education teacher and administrator and an elementary principal. She received bachelors and masters degrees in speech pathology and audiology as well as her EdS degree from Brigham Young University.
She is step-mother to four children and step-grandmother to seventeen grandchildren.
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