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Ardeth G. Kapp

Ardeth G. Kapp

American Mormon leader
Ardeth G. Kapp
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Intro American Mormon leader
Is Religious leader
From Canada United States of America
Type Religion
Gender female
Birth 19 March 1931
Age 90 years
Star sign Pisces
Brigham Young University
University of Utah
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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

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


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.

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. 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. 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.


  • 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


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Elaine A. Cannon
Young Women General President
Succeeded by
Janette Hales Beckham
Preceded by
Dorothy P. Holt
Second Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency

Succeeded by
Norma B. Smith
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