Three new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency, with their wives called as matrons. They will begin service soon.
Asao Miyashita, 68, Abiko Ward, Nihon Matsudo Stake, called as president of the Fukuoka Japan Temple, succeeding President Ryoushou Nakamura. President Miyashita's wife, Kumiko Yoshida Miyashita, will serve as temple matron. President Miyashita is a high priests group leader and temple ordinance worker. He has served as president of the Japan Sendai Mission, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president and as a senior couple missionary. He was born in Shizuoka-City, Shizuoka, Japan, to Masa and Fumie Imaura Miyashita.
Sister Miyashita is a Relief Society teacher and temple ordinance worker. She served with her husband while he presided over the Japan Sendai Mission and as a senior couple missionary. She has also served as a stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president and counselor and counselor in a ward Primary presidency. She was born in Hofu-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan, to Shigeo and Keiko Tsuboi Yoshida
Frederick Granger Williams, 69, Sharon 5th Ward, Orem Sharon Stake, called as president of the Recife Brazil Temple, succeeding President Valdemiro Skraba. President Williams' wife, Carol Yvonne Brashear Williams, will serve as temple matron. President Williams has served as the president of the Brazil S? Paulo Interlagos Mission, high councilor, bishop, branch president, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president and as a Church-service health missionary. A professor of Portuguese at Brigham Young University, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Frederick Salem and Corraine Smith Williams.
Sister Williams served with her husband as he presided over the Brazil S? Paulo Interlagos Mission and as a Church-service health missionary. She has also served as a counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Relief Society president, ward choir director, ward Primary pianist and Tabernacle Choir member. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Alton Blackwell and Dorothy Viletta Pettit Brashear.
Elder Robert S. Wood, 72, Ensign 2nd Ward, Salt Lake Ensign Stake, called as president of the Boston Massachusetts Temple, succeeding President Kenneth G. Hutchins. President Wood's wife, Dixie Jones Wood, will serve as temple matron. A member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, he has served as an Area Authority Seventy, regional representative, stake president, bishop and high councilor. A retired dean of the United States Naval War College and director of Strategic Studies for the United States Department of Navy, he was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to John Albert and Blanche Pearl Jenkins Wood.
Sister Wood has served as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, Gospel Doctrine teacher and seminary teacher. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Dix M. and Alice Tanner Jones.