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New temple presidents

Five new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency, with their wives called as matrons. They will begin service soon.

Bruce McNeil Ballard, 74, Cimmaron Creek Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Red Rock Stake, called as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, succeeding President H. Bruce Stucki. President Ballard's wife, Barbara Jean Covey Ballard, will serve as temple matron. President Ballard is a patriarch and temple sealer. He has previously served as the president of the Maryland Baltimore Mission, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, priests quorum advisor and Scoutmaster. He also served a mission as the area medical advisor in the United Kingdom. A semi-retired orthopedic surgeon, he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Louis McNeil and Jasmine Parry Ballard.

Barbara J. and Bruce M. Ballard
Barbara J. and Bruce M. Ballard

Sister Ballard is a temple ordinance worker. She previously served with her husband while he presided over the Maryland Baltimore Mission and as a senior couple missionary. She has also served as a stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, stake Primary president's counselor and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Pasadena, Calif., to William Lindsey and Madeline Eva Nott Covey.

David Karl Bickmore, 65, Lompoc Ward, Santa Barbara California Stake, called as president of the Veracruz Mexico Temple, succeeding President J. Larry Memmott. President Bickmore's wife, Mayrene Healey Bickmore, will serve as temple matron. President Bickmore is a ward missionary and temple sealer. He has served as a counselor in the Los Angeles California Temple presidency, area welfare manager, bishop, high priest group leader and as a counselor in a mission presidency. A retired teacher, he was born in Long Beach, Calif., to David Keith and Norma Emma Bird Bickmore.

Mayrene H. and David K. Bickmore
Mayrene H. and David K. Bickmore

Sister Bickmore serves with her husband as a ward missionary. She has served as an assistant to the matron of the Los Angeles California Temple, as well as a stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and ward Primary president. She was born in Hamilton, Mont., to Maurice E. and June Ashby Healey.

Julian Paul Breillatt Jr., 71, Buffalo Grove 2nd Ward, Buffalo Grove Illinois Stake, called as president of the Accra Ghana Temple, succeeding President John C. Riding. President Breillatt's wife, Gaye Sorensen Breillatt, will serve as temple matron. President Breillatt is serving as a counselor in the Chicago Illinois Temple presidency. He has served as a counselor in the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple presidency, as well as a patriarch, stake president's counselor, high councilor and bishop. A retired senior research director, he was born in Pensacola, Fla., to Julian Paul and Ruth Walser Breillatt.

Julian P. and Gaye Breillatt
Julian P. and Gaye Breillatt

Sister Breillatt serves as an assistant to the matron of the Chicago Illinois Temple. She has served as an assistant to the matron of the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple, stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women president, district Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and gospel doctrine teacher. She was born in Rigby, Idaho, to Gerald C. and Vera Maud Williams Sorensen.

David Brian Galbraith, 72, Oak Hills 6th Ward, Provo Utah Oak Hills Stake, called as president of the Montreal Quebec Temple, succeeding President Terry L. Rollins. President Galbraith's wife, Frieda Greta Lucile Kruger Galbraith, will serve as temple matron. President Galbraith is a high councilor and temple ordinance worker. He has served as the director of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center, president of the Bulgaria Sofia Mission, stake president and senior couple missionary. A retired Brigham Young University professor, he was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to Bruce Van and Beth Heninger Galbraith.

David B. and Frieda G. Galbraith
David B. and Frieda G. Galbraith

Sister Galbraith is serving as a stake family history consultant. She served with her husband as he presided over the Bulgaria Sofia mission and as a senior couple missionary. She has also served as a branch Relief Society president, gospel doctrine teacher, Relief Society teacher and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Filippus Johan and Jantje Kuiper Kruger.

Stanley Duane Neeleman, 66, Valley View 6th Ward, Salt Lake Valley View Stake, called as president of the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, succeeding President Jairo Mazzagardi. President Neeleman's wife, Sheryl Lynn Hunt Neeleman, will serve as temple matron. President Neeleman is a Sunday School teacher. He has served as the president of the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, branch president and gospel doctrine teacher. A law professor at Brigham Young University, he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Peter and Ethel Lillian Steele Neeleman.

Sheryl L. and Stanley D. Neeleman
Sheryl L. and Stanley D. Neeleman

Sister Neeleman is a Sunday School teacher. She served with her husband as he presided over the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission. She has also served as a stake Relief Society president, stake and ward Primary president, ward Young Women president and a counselor in stake Young Women and ward Relief Society presidencies. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa, to Harold Gilbert and Dorothy Harriett Petro Hunt.

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