The first Diocesan President of West Yorkshire and the dales will be Jean Thurman, currently a vice president for Wakefield Diocese.
West Yorkshire and the dales is the new Church of England Diocese formed from the dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds and Wakefield.
Jean lives in Halifax and has been a member of Mothers’ Union since 1981.
Jean has been a representative member for the York province and has attended the Mothers’ Union worldwide council.
She will take up office at the beginning of 2016.