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Samoan woman named to Relief Society general advisory council

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Samoan woman, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is among the nine female church members appointed to serve on the Relief Society General Advisory Council, which assists the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church to help meet the needs of women around the world.

A profile provided distributed by The Church’s media office says that Mitzi Semo, 54, Orem 12th Ward (Samoan), Provo Utah 1st Stake (Tongan) is among the new members.

She was born in San Francisco to Tauivi M. Tuinei (the late former public defender in American Samoa) and Sylvia Meyers Tuinei.

She earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from BYU-Hawaii and a bachelor’s degree in business management from BYU-Idaho; and works as a service manager at BYU.

She is married to Mickey Semo and has four children and seven grandchildren. She served as a stake Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women camp director, Young Women adviser, Primary teacher, ward pianist, family history consultant and full-time missionary in Paraguay Asuncion Mission.