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New temple presidents

The following have been called to serve as temple presidents and matrons. They will begin their service about Nov. 1. They have been called to a three-year term of service.

A list of all temple presidents and their respective assignments was published in the Church News on Aug. 11, 2007.

Elmer Black Jr., 64, Clinton Ward, Jackson Mississippi Stake; Memphis Tennessee Temple, succeeding President John Richard Thorderson. President Black's wife, Doris Marie Cartmell Black, will serve as temple matron. He has served as a member of the Fifth and Sixth Quorums of the Seventy, stake president and counselor, bishop, and stake and ward Young Men president. A retired insurance company executive; he was born in Savannah, Ga., to Clyde Elmer Sr. and Sallie Lucile Brown Black.

Doris Marie and C. Elmer Black
Doris Marie and C. Elmer Black

Sister Black, has served as a ward Relief Society and Young Women president, counselor in a stake Primary presidency, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in Whitman, W.V., to James M. and Margie M. VanNatter Cartmell.

Richard Neils Christensen, 63, Marble Cliff Ward, Columbus Ohio Stake; Columbus Ohio Temple, succeeding President Don Lee Tobler. President Christensen's wife, Pamela Little Christensen, will serve as temple matron. A counselor in the Columbus Ohio Temple presidency; he served as a temple ordinance worker, Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission president, counselor in the Ohio Columbus Mission presidency, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president. Professor Emeritus, at Ohio State University; he was born in Minot, N.D., to Rangwell Niels and Mable Smyth Christensen.

Richard N. and Pamela L. Christensen
Richard N. and Pamela L. Christensen

Sister Christensen, an assistant to the matron of the Columbus Ohio Temple, served with her husband as he presided over a mission, and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president and counselor, stake and ward Primary president, and seminary teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to George Rich and Edna Eliza Porter Little.

Abel Telesforo Gonzales Rebaza, 68, Santa Patricia Ward, Lima Peru La Molina Stake; Cochabamba Bolivia Temple, succeeding President David Evans Heywood Jr. President Gonzales' wife, Elsa Bibiana Paz Soldan Estrada de Gonzales, will serve as temple matron. Currently serving as patriarch in the Lima Peru La Molina Stake; he is a former temple sealer, ordinance worker, stake president, branch president, and high councilor. A retired administrator and instructor in the Church Educational System; he was born in Tacna, Peru, to Luis Gonzales Robles and Clara Rebaza Navarro.

Abel T. and Elsa B. Gonzales
Abel T. and Elsa B. Gonzales

Sister Gonzales has served as a temple ordinance worker, stake Primary president, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Sunday School teacher, nursery leader, and Relief Society visiting teaching supervisor. Born in Lima, Peru, to Fernando Paz Soldan and Elsa Estrada.

Izaias Pivato Nogueira, 54, Centro Ward, Sao Joao da Boa Vista Brazil Stake; Campinas Brazil Temple, succeeding President Adhemar Damiani. President Nogueira's wife, Dina Barbosa Nogueira, will serve as temple matron. A counselor in the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple presidency; he has served as a stake president, counselor in the Ribeirao Preto Brazil Mission presidency, temple ordinance worker, high councilor, bishop, branch president, and branch Young Men president. A retired consultant; he was born in Sao Joao da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Joao and Angelina Pivato Nogueira.

Dina B. and Izaias P. Nogueira
Dina B. and Izaias P. Nogueira

Sister Nogueira, an assistant to the matron of the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, has formerly served as a temple ordinance worker, ward Relief Society president, counselor in a stake and ward Relief Society presidency, ward Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher. Born in Vargem Grande do Sul, Brazil, to Antonio Barbosa and Maria Bolonha Barbosa.

William Jacob Schilling, 64, Rochester Ward, Grand Blanc Michigan Stake; Detroit Michigan Temple, succeeding President David Ray Shurtz. President Schilling's wife, Luonna Dee Nielson Schilling, will serve as temple matron. Currently serving as ward mission leader; he is a former stake president and counselor, stake mission president, bishop, bishop's counselor, and high councilor. Retired consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, following a career as an executive in the automobile manufacturing industry. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Eugene Alvin and Rosa Heiniger Schilling.

William J. and Luonna Dee N. Schilling
William J. and Luonna Dee N. Schilling

Sister Schilling has served as a temple ordinance worker, stake Young Women and Primary president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Mazel Alma and Melda Leah DeLange Nielson.

Harley Ross Workman, 66, Brighton 8th Ward, Salt Lake Brighton Stake; Laie Hawaii Temple, succeeding President Wayne Octave Ursenbach. President Workman's wife, Katherine Evelyn Meyers Workman, will serve as temple matron. A former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, he has served as Hawaii Honolulu Mission president, bishop, ward Young Men president, and Aaronic Priesthood adviser. A retired patent attorney with Workman Nydegger, he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Harley Ervin and Lucille Ramsey Workman.

Katherine M. and H. Ross Workman
Katherine M. and H. Ross Workman

Sister Workman served with her husband as he presided over a mission, and is a former ward Primary president; counselor in a ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidencies; and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Eugene Ellsworth and Dorothy Miller Meyers.

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