Two new temple presidents have been announced by the First Presidency.
Steven Earl Baughman, 64, Summerville Ward, Charleston South Carolina Stake, called as president of the Columbia South Carolina Temple, succeeding President Brent H. Koyle. President Baughman’s wife, Geralee Hale Baughman, will serve as temple matron. He serves as high priest group leader, South Carolina Area assistant auditor, and as an ordinance worker in the Columbia South Carolina Temple. He has served as stake president, stake president’s counselor, bishop and branch president. A retired engineer of a paper company, he was born in Wilmington, Ohio, to Donald Earl and Alma Jean Smallwood Baughman.
Sister Baughman serves as a ward compassionate service leader, and has served as stake music chairman, ward Relief Society president and president’s counselor and ward Primary president’s counselor. She was born in Snowflake, Ariz,, to Quentin Solomon and Elaine Bryner Hale.
Richard Gordon Porter, 73, Estate Groves Ward, Mesa Arizona Citrus Heights Stake, called as president of the Mesa Arizona Temple, succeeding President Daryl H. Garn. President Porter’s wife, Susan LaVelle Curtis Porter, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a stake patriarch, and has served as an Area Seventy, Japan Missionary Training Center president, Japan Kobe Mission president, Young Men General Board member, Mesa Regional Family History Center director and bishop. A retired partner of Trend Homes of America, he was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Hyrum Preston and Jane Elizabeth Jolley Porter.
Sister Porter serves as a patriarch’s scribe and as a ward Primary pianist. She served with her husband as he presided over the Japan Missionary Training Center and the Japan Kobe Mission. She previously served as stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, and ward Young Women president. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jesse Raine and Edith LaVelle Duckworth Curtis.