New temple presidents

Elder J. Thomas Fyans, 74, has been called as president of the St. George Temple, succeeding Pres. Conrad V. Hatch. Elder Fyan's wife, Helen Cook Fyans, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Fyans, emeritus General Authority, served in the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, Assistant to the Twelve, mission president, regional representative, stake president's counselor and bishop. He attended management courses at the University of Utah and BYU. He was born in Moreland, Idaho, to Joseph and Mary Ann Farnsworth Fyans. Sister Fyans has served as YMMIA president, member of stake Primary board, counselor in a Relief Society presidency, and accompanied her husband on assignments, where they lived many years in Latin America. She was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Sterling Frank and Nelle Mae Ridd Cook.

Elder Douglas J. Martin, 65, called as president of the New Zealand Temple, succeeding Pres. John Sonnenberg. Elder Martin's wife, Amelia Wati Crawford Martin, will serve as temple matron. Elder Martin, who is serving as Pacific Area president in Sydney, Australia, was formerly operations manager for a plastics product company. He served as regional representative, stake president, stake president's counselor, and stake patriarch. He was born in Hastings, New Zealand, to George and Jessie Jamieson Craigie Martin.Sister Martin has served in various capacities in the auxiliaries, and has accompanied her husband on assignments. They now live in Australia. She was born in New Zealand to Sydney and Ripeka Kamau Crawford.