Three new temple presidents and matrons have been announced by the First Presidency.
Larry Bernard Brewer, 69, of the Olive Ward, Mesa Arizona Stake, called as president of the Snowflake Arizona Temple, succeeding President Leon T. Ballard. President Brewer's wife, LaDawn Ellsworth Brewer, will serve as temple matron. President Brewer is a temple sealer, ordinance worker and high councilor, former temple president's counselor, mission president and stake president. He is a retired school administrator. He was born in Pinedale, Ariz., to Joseph Lee and Irene Bryant Brewer.
Sister Brewer is a stake Relief Society president's counselor, temple ordinance worker and a former Nauvoo temple missionary and an assistant to the matron in the Mesa Arizona Temple. She was born in Taylor, Ariz., to Elwin and Dicie May Brimhall Ellsworth.
Earl Esteban Veloria, 66, of the Kohala Ward, Kona Hawaii Stake, called as president of the Kona Hawaii Temple, succeeding President Donald R. McArthur. President Veloria's wife, Audrey Leilani Davenport Veloria, will serve as temple matron. President Veloria, a temple sealer, and a Cub Master, is a former stake president's counselor, high councilor, a bishop and a Scoutmaster. He is a retired middle school teacher and a high school athletic director. He was born in Ola'a, Hawaii, to Esteban and Luka Hale Veloria.
Sister Veloria is a Relief Society teacher, and a former stake Primary president, a stake Primary and Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society and Primary president, and a seminary teacher. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to David K. and Audrey L. Smith Davenport.
Harold Frederic Walker, 67, of the Heart Lake Ward, Brampton Ontario Stake, called as president of the Toronto Ontario Temple, succeeding President C. Malcolm Warner. President Walker's wife, Maureen Grace Bell Walker, will serve as temple matron. President Walker, first counselor in the Toronto Ontario Temple presidency, is a former temple worker in the Toronto temple, stake president, stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, bishop's counselor, seminary teacher and a Sunday School teacher. He is a retired senior manager at the Audit and Financial Controls of General Motors of Canada. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, to Harold Frederic and Bessie Jean Risk Walker.
Sister Walker is assistant to the matron of the Toronto Ontario Temple, and a former worker in the Toronto and Washington temples, a stake Relief Society education counselor, and a ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president, and a seminary teacher. She was born in London, England, to William Walter and Grace Martha Willmott Bell.