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New temple presidents

Four new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency, with their wives called as matrons.

Stephen Merrill Hadley, 76, Bountiful 25th Ward, Bountiful Utah South Stake, called as president of the Toronto Ontario Temple, succeeding President Harold F. Walker. President Hadley's wife, Shirley Marie Ward Hadley, will serve as temple matron. President Hadley, ward mission leader and teacher, has previously served as president of the Ohio Cleveland and Canada Toronto East missions, president of the Ghana Missionary Training Center, stake mission president, and bishop. Retired chairman of the State of Utah Industrial Commission, he was born in Ogden, Utah, to Lawrence and Emily Lavon Farr Hadley.

Stephen and Shirley Hadley
Stephen and Shirley Hadley

Sister Hadley, serving as ward historian and newsletter editor, previously served with her husband as he presided over the Ohio Cleveland and Canada Toronto East Missions, and over the Ghana Missionary Training Center, and as ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women adviser and teacher. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Henry Albertus and Fern Beatrice Campbell Ward.

Philip Francis Howes, 58, Morialta Ward, Adelaide Australia Firle Stake, called as president of the Adelaide Australia Temple, succeeding President Charles Parsons. President Howes' wife, Judith Leslie Brownjohn Howes, will serve as temple matron. President Howes, a counselor in the Australia Adelaide Mission presidency and as a temple ordinance worker, has previously served as a stake and district president, bishop, stake mission president and high councilor. A dentist, he was born in London, England, to Frederick John and Ada May Brooks Howes.

Philip F. and Judith Howes
Philip F. and Judith Howes

Sister Howes, a seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker, previously served as a stake Relief Society counselor, stake Relief Society board member, stake Primary counselor, and as a ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president. She was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, to Gordon Ernest and June Mary Snowball Brownjohn.

Bruce Lloyd Olsen, 69, Woodbriar Ward, North Salt Lake Utah Stake, called as president of the San Diego California Temple, succeeding President David E. Sorensen. President Olsen's wife, Christine Payne Olsen, will serve as temple matron. President Olsen, a ward Sunday School president, has served as the president of the Massachusetts Boston Mission, as a Young Men General Board member, stake president, stake president's counselor, and bishop. Managing director of the Church Public Affairs Department, and president of the BYU Alumni Association Board, he was born in Price, Utah, to George Linwood and Jane Aileen Cox Olsen.

Christine and Bruce L. Olsen
Christine and Bruce L. Olsen

Sister Olsen, ward Young Women president, served with her husband as he presided over the Massachusetts Boston Mission, and as a Young Women General Board member, stake Relief Society president and counselor, ward Young Women president, and gospel doctrine teacher. She was born in Denver, Colo., to Olof and Svea Fredricka Johnson Payne.

Wenden Wayne Waite, 67, Meridian 5th Ward, Meridian Idaho South Stake, called as president of the Boise Idaho Temple, succeeding President Harold G. Hillam. President Waite's wife, Laura Kirby Waite, will serve as temple matron. President Waite, a counselor in the Boise Idaho Temple presidency, has previously served as a stake president, stake president's counselor area welfare director, bishop, high councilor and sealer. Retired Boise State professor of teacher education, he was born in Logan, Utah, to Woodrow Wayne and Metta Faye Seamons Waite.

Wenden W. and Laura Waite
Wenden W. and Laura Waite

Sister Waite, an assistant to the matron of the Boise Idaho Temple, previously served as a ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women counselor, stake and ward Primary president, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Logan, Utah, to Owen Albert and Edna Laura Zollinger Kirby.

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