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Heber S. Branham, 68, Columbia Ward, Columbia South Carolina Stake, called as president of the Atlanta Georgia Temple, succeeding Pres. James E Hill Sr. Pres. Branham's wife, Glenda L. Player Branham, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Branham served as mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and bishop. Retired from auto repair business, he attended the University of South Carolina. He was born in Ridgeway, S.C., to Samuel and Lillian Branham.

Sister Branham, currently serving as assistant matron in the Atlanta Georgia Temple, is a former ward Relief Society president's counselor, Primary president's counselor, seminary teacher and teacher development instructor. She attended BYU and was born in Hartsville, S.C., to Russell G. and Mary Lou Parker Player.Karl Friedrich Borcherding, 72, Stadthagen Ward, Hannover Germany Stake, called as president of the Frankfurt Germany Temple, succeeding Pres. Henry A. Haurand. Pres. Borcherding's wife, Hanna Ruth Wolfert Borcherding, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Borcherding served as stake president's counselor, district president, branch president and served two missions with his wife. A retired manager in a glass manufacturing plant, he is a licensed engineer. He was born in Ottensen, Germany, to Karl and Marie Koretz Borcherding.

Sister Borcherding is a former Relief Society president, Primary president's counselor and branch organist for 40 years. She studied bookkeeping. She was born in Bolkow, Poland, to Gottlieb and Marta Sterzik Wolfert.

George S. Goble, 69, Dartmouth Ward, Lakewood Colorado Stake, called as president of the Denver Colorado Temple, succeeding Pres. Russell C. Taylor. Pres. Goble's wife, Joan Buckwalter Goble, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Goble served as president of the Fiji Suva Mission, temple sealer and worker, stake president's counselor, high councilor and bishop. Retired from Mountain Bell, he received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. He was born in Nephi, Utah, to George L. and Mabel Dell Ingram Goble.

Sister Goble is a former assistant temple matron, ward and stake Relief Society officer, Young Women president, Primary president's counselor, Family History Center missionary, and she served with her husband in Fiji. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. She was born in Provo, Utah, to John E. and Florence Logsdon Buckwalter.

Malcolm S. Jeppsen, 73, Morningside 3rd Ward, St. George Utah Morningside Stake, called as president of the St. George Temple, succeeding Pres. Kenneth R. Metcalf. Pres. Jeppsen's wife, Marian Davis Jeppsen, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Jeppsen, who served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1989-94, has been as a regional representative, temple sealer, stake president and bishop. A retired physician, he attended Utah State University and Baylor College of Medicine. He was born in Mantua, Utah, to Conrad and Laurine Nielsen Jeppsen.

Sister Jeppsen has served twice as Relief Society president and has been Sunday School and Primary teacher and Cub Scout leader. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, and attended the Eastman School of Music. She was born in Brigham City, Utah, to William E. and Roxie Larsen Davis. Paul Judd, 74, Curtis Park Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Meadows Stake, called as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, succeeding Pres. J Ballard Washburn. Pres. Judd's wife, Eula Mae Earl Judd, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Judd served as temple president's counselor, temple sealer, stake president, regional welfare agent, high councilor, stake patriarch, bishop and full-time missionary with his wife. He was vice president and controller of a construction and ready mix company. He was born in Washington, Utah, to Joseph C. and Mary Ann Weaver Judd.

Sister Judd is former assistant temple matron, Relief Society president and counselor, Sunday School and Relief Society stake board member and Primary instructor, and Young Women adviser. She graduated from Dixie College. She was born in Las Vegas, Nev., to Milton S. and Erma Frehner Earl.

Keith L. Sellers, 65, Hobble Creek Ward, Eagle Idaho Stake, called as president of the Portland Oregon Temple, succeeding Pres. Philip T. Sonntag. Pres. Sellers' wife, Elva Louise Last Sellers, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Sellers, former president of the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission, served as stake mission president, temple worker, stake president's counselor, high councilor and bishop. The former director of the Religion Division and professor of religion at Ricks College, he received a bachelor's degree and master's and doctorate in educational administration from BYU and did postgraduate work at Oregon State University. He was born in Rexburg, Idaho, to Joseph and Myrtle Sellers.

Sister Sellers is a former ward and stake Relief Society president, Primary president's counselor, Family History Center staff member and temple worker. She attended Weber State University and BYU. She was born in Logan, Utah, to Frank and Bessie Last.

Nile Alma Sorenson, 73, Carbon Canyon Ward, Chino California Stake, called as president of the Los Angeles Temple, succeeding Pres. Glen H. Walker. Pres. Sorenson's wife, Charlene Wight Sorenson, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Sorenson is a former president of the Denver Colorado Mission, temple president's counselor, director of the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center, regional representative, area director of public affairs, stake president and bishop. A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, he has a bachelor's degree from Utah State University and master's of business administration from Michigan State University. He was born in Heyburn, Idaho, to Alma E. and Margaret A. Petersen Sorenson.

Sister Sorenson is a former ward and stake Relief Society president, accompanied her husband on their mission in Colorado, temple worker and supervisor, Primary president and teacher and Young Woman adviser. She was born at Brigham City, Utah, to Lewis S. and Ruby Adams Wight.

R. Paul Thompson, 72, Washington 9th Ward, Washington Utah Stake, called as president of the Seattle Temple, succeeding Pres. K. Gary Garff. Pres. Thompson's wife, Geniel Parry Thompson, will serve as temple matron.

Pres. Thompson served as president of the Washington Tacoma Mission, as Young Men general board member, stake president and counselor, regional representative, regional welfare agent, and temple worker. He is a former division director in the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education; principal, Utah School for the Blind; and executive secretary of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind. He received a master's degree from BYU. He was born in St. George, Utah, to George T. and Martha Ann Baker Thompson.

Sister Thompson, a vocal soloist with extensive performances, is a former ward and stake choir director, music director in the auxiliaries, Sunday School and Primary teacher and stake board member, and teacher and counselor in Relief Society. She served with her husband in the Tacoma mission. She was born in Salt Lake City to Thomas R. and Violet Michie Parry.

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