Julie Bangerter Beck was born in Granger, Utah, but moved to Brazil at the age of four when her father, Elder William Grant Bangerter, was called to preside over the Brazilian Mission. She spent the following five years in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she learned to speak Portuguese and develop love for people around the world. She is the fifth of eleven children and was taught early on to work hard as part of a family team. She graduated from American Fork High School and from there went to Dixie College.
At Dixie College she discovered the joy of participation: she was a member of Program Bureau under Roene DiFiore, marched with the Rebelettes, was in the cast of Show Boat, was involved in Student Institute programs, and served on the Executive Council under the leadership of Rudy Iverson.
Following her graduation from Dixie College, she married Ramon P. Beck and completed her education at Brigham Young University. The Becks have three children and ten grandchildren. As a full-time homemaker, she had the opportunity to be active in many community efforts. She has been a leader in Parent Teacher Associations, School District Advisory Councils, Music Teacher Associations, community celebrations, and local politics. She has worked very hard serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been a leader in Primary, Young Women, Relief Society and Scouting. She served on the Young Women General Board and as First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency.
She currently serves as the Relief Society General President. As part of her responsibilities, she is a member of the Church Board of Education and the Board of Trustees of four Church universities; she is on the Executive and General councils for Welfare and the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church. Her great love and passion remains her family; any time spent with them is golden.