The following have been called by the First Presidency as visitors centers directors. They will serve for two years, beginning their terms on Jan. 1, 2008.
Lee Hall Burke, 67, Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors Center; Lundstrom Park 3rd Ward, Logan Utah East Stake; bishop of the Logan University 64th Ward; former high councilor, counselor in bishoprics, stake Sunday School president and missionary in the British Mission. Retired as assistant to the President, Utah State University. Born in Logan, Utah, to Vern Leroy and Elsie Hall Burke. Married Diann Louise Barlow, three children.
Sister Burke is a former counselor in a ward Primary presidency, teacher in Relief Society and Sunday School, ward Young Women president and counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency. Born in Burley, Idaho, to C. Clark and Louise Maude Bandley Barlow.
Roger Christian Butterfield, 65, Historic Kirtland Visitors Center; Country Park 8th Ward, South Jordan Utah Country Park Stake; stake patriarch; former president of the California Ventura Mission, stake president and counselor, bishop, sealer in the Jordan River Utah Temple and missionary in the North Central States Mission. Former automobile dealer. Born in Murray, Utah, to Elias Christian and Maxine Sargent Butterfield. Married Sue Jones, eight children.
A ward Relief Society president, Sister Butterfield served with her husband in the California Ventura Mission and is a former member of the Relief Society General Board, stake and ward Primary president and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Murray, Utah to Ivan Leroy and Gladys Ostler Jones.
Arthur Eaton Finch Jr., 67, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Visitors Center; East View Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho Lincoln Stake; temple ordinance worker and counselor in a branch presidency; former director for England Agency of LDS Family Services in the England Birmingham Mission, missionary in the Connecticut Hartford Mission, counselor in a stake presidency and high councilor. Former director of LDS Family Services agency. Born in Bakersfield, Calif., to Arthur Eaton and Rae Dobyns Finch. Married Patricia Jean Anderson, nine children.
A temple ordinance worker and family home evening adviser, Sister Finch served with her husband in the England Birmingham and Connecticut Hartford Missions and is a former stake Young Women secretary and counselor and Cub Scout leader. Born in Bakersfield, Calif., to James Ross and Rosalind Dewar Anderson.
Robert Estes Ludwig, 57, Illinois Nauvoo Mission; Falcon Park Ward, Highlands Ranch Colorado Stake; temple ordinance worker; former president of the Colorado Denver South Mission, stake president, bishop and institute teacher. Retired president and chief executive officer of Ludwig Industries. Born in Tucson, Ariz., to Ralph Homer and Elizabeth Bardwell Ludwig. Married Martha Ann Fox, four children.
A temple ordinance worker and seminary teacher, Sister Ludwig served with her husband in the Colorado Denver South Mission and is a former seminary and institute teacher, counselor in stake Young Women and Primary presidencies and ward Relief Society president. Born in Bluefield, W.V., to David Stevenson and Phyllis Ann Brown Fox.
Brian Floyd Thornley, 68, New Zealand Temple Visitors Center; Hillcrest 1st Ward, Logan Utah East Stake; gospel doctrine teacher; former stake president and counselor, bishop, ward Young Men President, high councilor and missionary in the Eastern States Mission. Retired dentist. Born in Logan, Utah, to Heber Floyd and Glenda Elaine Phillips Thornley. Married Jean Stoker, six children.
A Primary activity leader, Sister Thornley is a former counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, teacher in Relief Society and Primary, enrichment leader and Lambda Delta Sigma adviser. Born in Salem, Ore., to Golden Lyman and Armenia Willey Stoker.
Arlo Bryan Weston, 65, Hill Cumorah Visitors Center; Bountiful 9th Ward, Bountiful Utah Stake; temple ordinance worker and ward activities committee chairman; former president of the Oregon Portland Mission, counselor in stake presidencies, bishop, stake mission president and missionary in the Central British Mission. Retired zone administrator, Church Educational System. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Arlo B. and Vernetta Coombs Weston. Married Sara Joanne Smith, 11 children.
A temple ordinance worker and ward activities committee co-chairman, Sister Weston served with her husband in the Oregon Portland Mission and is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency and Primary teacher. Born in Logan, Utah, to Richard Lavon and Orfa Johnson Smith.