Two new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency, with their wives called as matrons.
Grant R Brimhall, 70, Thousand Oaks 4th Ward, Thousand Oaks California Stake, called as president of the Los Angeles California Temple, succeeding President Richard M. Andrus. President Brimhall's wife, Avis Marie Ardian Brimhall, will serve as temple matron. President Brimhall, a sealer in the Los Angeles California Temple, previously served as president of the Philippines Angeles Mission, and as a regional representative, stake president, patriarch, high councilor and bishop. A consultant and retired managing director of MBIA Muniservices Company, he was born in Taylor, Ariz., to Logan and Mary Hatch Brimhall.
Sister Brimhall,a ward Young Women adviser, served with her husband as he presided over the Philippines Angeles Mission, and has served as a stake and ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, temple ordinance worker and seminary teacher. She was born in Burbank, Calif., to David William and Laura Anna Farnsworth Ardian.
Jorge Julio Escobar Vidal, 66, Alhambra Ward, Bogota Colombia Stake, called as president of the Bogota Colombia Temple, succeeding President Lawrence T. Dahl Jr. President Escobar's wife, Carlota Castro de Escobar, will serve as temple matron. President Escobar, a bishop, previously served as a stake president, stake president's counselor, mission president's counselor, district president, district president's counselor, high councilor and branch president. A retired regional coordinator of the Church Educational System, he was born in Manizales, Colombia, to Arnoldo Escobar Echeverri and Ana Clara Vidal Hincapie de Escobar.
Sister Escobar, a ward Relief Society teacher, previously served as a stake Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, in a ward Primary presidency, and as a ward missionary. She was born in Ibague, Colombia, to Carlos Eduardo Castro Zota and Dora Arango Moreno de Castro.