Brooke Walker interviewing Sister Andrea Munoz Spannaus

Discovering Purpose and Divine Worth: Insights from Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus

Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus, recently appointed as the second counselor of the Young Women General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, embodies a spirit of devotion and adventure. She describes herself as a “yes leader,” someone who embraces opportunities with a resounding “yes” to both God and life’s adventures.

She sat down with host Brook Walker to talk about life, love, and leadership.


A Journey of Love and Family

Born in Argentina, Sister Spannaus reflected fondly on her upbringing, emphasizing the importance of family and cultural heritage. Growing up in a family deeply rooted in love and tradition, she developed a profound appreciation for her ancestry, which continues to shape her values and perspective on life.

Education, Sacrifice, and Service

With a degree in early childhood education and a background in teaching, Sister Spannaus has dedicated herself to the service of others. From leading early morning seminary classes to guiding young women in France, her journey has been marked by love, sacrifice, and faith.

Finding Strength in Faith

In moments of overwhelm, Sister Spannaus emphasizes the power of remembering one’s divine identity. By anchoring herself in the belief that she is a beloved daughter of God, she finds the strength and resilience to navigate life’s challenges with grace and purpose.

Cultivating Passion and Testimony

Sister Spannaus encouraged women to cultivate a strong foundation of faith and testimony. She believes that passion stems from a deep-rooted conviction in one’s beliefs and values. She believes that by nurturing their testimonies through prayer, scripture study, and temple worship, individuals can develop the passion to share their faith with others.

Guiding the Rising Generation

As a mother of two daughters, Sister Spannaus is committed to empowering the rising generation to discover their potential. She believes in celebrating their accomplishments, fostering a positive outlook on the future, and above all, showering them with love and support.

In every word she speaks and every action she takes, Sister Spannaus embodies the essence of true leadership—a leadership grounded in love, faith, and the pursuit of goodness.

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