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New temple presidents

The First Presidency has called the following sixteen new temple presidents and matrons.

Steven Lynn Bates, 69, Chewelah Ward, Colville Washington Stake, called as president of the Spokane Washington Temple, succeeding President Gary G. Ely. President Bates’ wife, Julia Ann Anglesey Bates, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Phyllis M. Ely. Brother Bates is a temple worker. He served as president of the Arizona Tempe Mission, stake president, bishop, high councilor and branch president. Dentist. Born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, to Charles Ray and Erma Irene Bates.

Sister Bates is a stake indexing coordinator and temple ordinance worker. She served with her husband as he presided over the Arizona Tempe Mission, and served as stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary presidency counselor and stake family history consultant. Born in Rigby, Idaho, to Wendell Owen and Nada Elizabeth Packer Anglesey.

Fenton Lynn Broadhead, 67, Lyman 3rd Ward, Rexburg Idaho South Stake, called as president of the Rexburg Idaho Temple, succeeding President Philip C. Wightman. President Broadhead’s wife, Carol Ann Jackson Broadhead, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Patsy W. Wightman. He is a patriarch and temple sealer. He served as president of the Brazil São Paulo North Mission, stake president, bishop and Church Welfare regional chairman. Retired vice president of BYU-Idaho. Born in Payson, Utah, to Elmer Robert and Anna Else Rasmussen Broadhead.

Sister Broadhead is a Sunday School teacher. She served with her husband as he presided over the Brazil São Paulo North Mission and served as stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women and Primary president and Relief Society teacher. Born in Payson, Utah, to Worthen Dale and Iris Noreen Cooper Jackson.

Michel Joseph Jules Carter, 62, Granby Branch, Longueuil Quebec Stake, called as president of the Montreal Quebec Temple, succeeding President Luc Salm. President Carter’s wife, Danielle Delisle Carter, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marie-France G. Salm. Brother Carter serves as a branch president. He served as president of the France Toulouse Mission, stake president, bishop, high councilor, branch president, and senior missionary couple. Retired president and CEO of COGECO Radio-Television, Inc. Born in Drummondville, Quebec, to Marcel A. Carter and Georgette Boucher Carter.

Sister Carter is a Sunday School teacher. She served with her husband as he presided over the France Toulouse Mission, and served as a stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, senior missionary couple and seminary teacher. Born in Chibougamau, Quebec, to Jacques Delisle and Marie Cecile Rolande Hebert.

Ralph Neil Christensen, 64, Elk Hollow Ward, North Salt Lake Utah Stake, called as president of the Monterrey Mexico Temple, succeeding President Juan Alvaradejo Redondas. President Christensen’s wife, Teresa Tibbitts Christensen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Rosa H. de Alvaradejo. He is a Sunday school teacher. He served as president of the México Puebla North Mission, stake president, bishop and high councilor. Retired managing director of Human Resources for the Church. Born in American Falls, Idaho, to Lynn J. and Ruth Arlene Abbott Christensen.

Sister Christensen is a Young Women assistant adviser. She served with her husband as he presided over the México Puebla North Mission, and served as stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, and stake Primary presidency counselor. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Keith Edwin and Olive Lucile Tibbitts.

Darwin R Jensen, 67, El Paso 1st Ward, El Paso Texas Chamizal Stake, called as president of the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, succeeding President Lorenzo Macías Peréz. President Jensen’s wife, Angelica Zúniga Jensen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Adela V. Macías. He is first counselor in the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple presidency. He served as stake president, bishop, welfare regional chairman and high councilor. Manager of transmission design. Born in Rupert, Idaho, to Jack Leonard Jensen Sr. and Selena Julia Jensen.

Sister Jensen is an assistant to the matron of the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple. She served as stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Primary president and ward family history consultant. Born in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, to José Bautista and María Iruegas Zúniga.

John Edafe Kosin, 59, Ugbor Ward, Benin City Nigeria Ikpokpan Stake, called as president of the Aba Nigeria Temple, succeeding President John A. Ihenkoro. President Kosin’s wife, Christiana Chuko Igbigbi Kosin, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Ada B. Ihenkoro. Brother Kosin is a ward self-reliance specialist. He served as president of the Nigeria Calabar Mission, district president, bishop and branch president. Manager of finance and accounts. Born in Kokori, Delta State, Nigeria, to Kosin Samuel Onofekohwo and Ititi Ayewanma Emagege.

Sister Kosin is a ward self-reliance specialist. She served with her husband as he presided over the Nigeria Calabar Mission, and served as district Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, and Sunday School teacher. Born in Eku, Delta State, Nigeria, to Nicholas Ovigweraye Igbigbi and Martina Elizabeth Owotuoma.

Taniela Afu Langi, 62, Matangiake Ward, Nuku’alofa Tonga Liahona Stake, called as president of the Nulu’alofa Tonga Temple, succeeding President Samisoni Uasila’a. President Langi’s wife, ’Anaseini Vehikite Langi, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Meleane Uasila’a. Brother Langi is first counselor in the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple presidency. He served as bishop, high councilor, stake public affairs assistant director, and high priests group leader. Retired printing manager for the Church Educational System. Born in Ha’alaufuli, Vava’u, Tonga, to Motekiai Taukolo and Temalisi Hingano Ailolo Langi.

Sister Langi is an assistant to the matron at the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple. She served as stake Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. Born in ‘Otea, Vava’u, Tonga, to Tevita Puletau Ahoafi and ‘Atileti Pelenaise Cook Vehikite.

Kerry Lamont Lee, 74, Chapel Hill 1st Ward, Durham North Carolina Stake, called as president of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple, succeeding President John C. Taggart. President Lee’s wife, Ann Jones Lee, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marilyn Taggart. Brother Lee is first counselor in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple. He served as stake president, patriarch, bishop and high councilor. Professor of biostatistics at Duke University. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Andrew Wells and Maida Christina Heileson Lee.

Sister Lee is an assistant to the matron of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple. She served as stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, and temple worker. Born in Rigby, Idaho, to Lawrence Irvin and Grace Cumorah Rhodes Jones.

Ismael Mendoza Regino, 61, Real de Minas Ward, Pachuca Mexico Centro Stake, called as president of the Guadalajara Mexico Temple, succeeding President Gilberto Cerda. President Mendoza’s wife, María del Socorro Delgado de Mendoza, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Bertha Cerda. He served as an Area Seventy, president of the Bolivia La Paz Mission, stake president, bishopric counselor and high councilor. Retired institute director of the Church Educational System. Born in Santiago Tezontlale, Hidalgo, Mexico, to Pablo Mendoza Hernández and Eva de Mendoza Regino.

Sister Mendoza served with her husband as he presided over the Bolivia La Paz Mission. She served as ward Relief Society and Primary president, and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in La Pinta, Chihuahua, Mexico, to José Socorro Delgado García and Clara Luz de Delgado Erives.

Rolf Ingvar Olsson, 67, Handen Ward, Stockholm Sweden South Stake, called as president of the Copenhagen Denmark Temple, succeeding President H. James Williams. President Olsson’s wife, Barbro Anita Kristina Kjell Olsson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Janet C. Williams. He is a stake self-reliance specialist. He served as an Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, regional representative, high councilor, area family history adviser and temple worker. Retired temple recorder of the Stockholm Sweden Temple. Born in Göteborg, Sweden, to Bengt Lennart and Mary Elisabet Bengtsson Olsson.

Sister Olsson is a stake self-reliance specialist. She served as stake and ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and temple worker. Born in Göteborg, Sweden, to Stig Olof Lennart and Karin Wilhelmina Henningsson Kjell.

Nathaniel Robertson Payne, 66, Eden Prairie Ward, Minneapolis Minnesota Stake, called as president of the St. Paul Minnesota Temple, succeeding President David D. Smith. President Payne’s wife, Shauna Lee Meikle Payne, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Colleen J. Smith. Brother Payne is a bishop. He served as an Area Seventy, stake president, mission presidency counselor, high councilor, and temple ordinance worker. Retired physician. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, to Reuben Guy and Jeanette Robertson Payne.

Sister Payne is a Relief Society pianist and Sunday School teacher. She served as ward Relief Society president, stake family relations teacher, stake seminary supervisor and temple ordinance worker. Born in Driggs, Idaho, to Doral J and Doris Eldean Meikle.

John Edwin Rappleye, 65, Washington Fields 11th Ward, St. George Utah Washington Fields Stake, called as president of the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple, succeeding President Garry R. Flake. President Rappleye’s wife, Nancy Lee Humpherys Rappleye, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Janet Flake. Brother Rappleye is a ward mission leader. He served as president of the Chile Osorno Mission, district and branch president, and high councilor. Retired sales and marketing director. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, to John Drew and Marjorie May Rappleye.

Sister Rappleye is a ward missionary. She served with her husband as he presided over the Chile Osorno Mission, and served as stake and ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women president and institute teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Boyd von Nordeck and Joan Eliza Humpherys.

David Joseph Veinot, 69, Yarmouth Ward, Dartmouth Nova Scotia Stake, called as president of the Halifax Nova Scotia Temple, succeeding President Roy A. Fox. President Veinot’s wife, Veronica Eileen Tidd Veinot, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Hilda Fox. Brother Veinot is a ward mission leader, elders quorum instructor and temple sealer. He served as Halifax Nova Scotia Temple presidency counselor, branch president, area family history adviser, high councilor and senior missionary. Retired school teacher. Born in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, to Joseph Herbert Veinot and Hilda Evangeline Bruhm.

Sister Veinot is a temple worker. She served as assistant to the matron of the Halifax Nova Scotia Temple, branch Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president, area family history adviser and senior missionary. Born in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, to Joseph Herman Tidd and Marian Jessie Rogers.

Randy Woodbury Wilkinson, 72, St. George 16th Ward, St. George Utah East Stake, called as president of the St. George Utah Temple, succeeding President Dale H. Larkin. President Wilkinson’s wife, Linda Kae Neilson Wilkinson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Dixie Larkin. Brother Wilkinson is a ward mission leader and temple sealer. He served as Area Seventy, president of the Scotland Edinburgh Mission, stake president, bishop and ward Young Men president. CEO and owner of Ace Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Born in Cedar City, Utah, to Kay Williams and Lail Woodbury Wilkinson.

Sister Wilkinson is a ward missionary, Young Women adviser and member of the ward compassionate service committee. She served with her husband as he presided over the Scotland Edinburgh Mission, and served as stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president and temple ordinance worker. Born in St. George, Utah, to Peter Taylor and Isabelle Prisbrey Neilson.

Gerardo José Wilhelm Kretschmar, 61, Llanquihue Branch, Puerto Montt Chile Stake, called as president of the Santiago Chile Temple, succeeding President Francis C. Alder. President Wilhelm’s wife, Silvia Emilia de Caamaño Venegas de Wilhelm, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Darlene Alder. He is interim president of the Chile Concepción South Mission. He served as an Area Seventy, president of the Chile Rancagua and Chile Viña del Mar missions, stake president, and high councilor. Owner of an auto body shop. Born in Puerto Varas, Chile, to Helmar Karl Wilhelm Aichele and Edith Marta Kretschmar Held.

Sister Wilhelm serves with her husband as he presides over the Chile Concepción South Mission. She served with him as he presided over the Chile Rancagua and Chile Viña del Mar missions. She served as stake and ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Primary president and institute teacher. Born in Concepción, Chile, to Basilio Segundo Caamaño Segura and Gaete Guacolda de Caamaño Venegas.

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