New Temple Presidents

Two new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency with their wives called as matrons. They will begin service in January.

Jorge David Arrevillaga Manchinelly, 63, Tapachula Ward, Tapachula Mexico Stake, called as president of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, succeeding President Calixto Cruz. President Manchinelly’s wife, Irma De Esquinca Arrevillaga Del Toro, will serve as temple matron. Recently released as an Area Seventy, he has served as a regional representative, mission president’s counselor, stake president, high councilor and bishop. A part-time university professor of English, he was born in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, to Gálvez Salustio Arrevillaga and Villagran Luz Manchinelly Arrevillaga.

Sister Arrevillaga has served as a stake Relief Society president’s counselor, a stake Primary president’s counselor and as stake Primary music director. She was born in Matías Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico, to Guzmán Cirilo Benito Del Toro and Palacios Roselia Esquinca.

Patrice and Thurmon D. Moody
Patrice and Thurmon D. Moody

Thurmon Dean Moody, 60, Columbia River Ward, Kennewick Washington East Stake, called as president of the Columbia River Washington Temple, succeeding President Garth L. Tingey. President Moody’s wife, Patrice Alane Bishop Moody, will serve as temple matron. President of a singles branch, he has served as president of the Maryland Baltimore Mission, stake president’s counselor, bishop and bishop’s counselor. Retired as chief executive officer of Intermountain West Insulation, Inc., he was born in Delta, Utah, to Juel Thurmon and Eva Dean Pace Moody.

Sister Moody is a compassionate service board member and a temple ordinance worker. She served with her husband as he presided over the Maryland Baltimore Mission. She has also served as a stake Primary president’s counselor, and as a counselor in ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary presidencies. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Verdell Ray and Dana Wood Bishop.