New temple presidents

Eight new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency.

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 serves as a temple ordinance worker. He has served as president of the Arizona Tempe Mission, stake president, bishop, high councilor, and branch president. A dentist, he was born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, to Charles Ray and Erma Irene Bates.

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

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 has 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., he was born in Drummondville, Quebec, to Marcel A. Carter and Georgette Boucher Carter.

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

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 serves as first counselor in the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple presidency. He has served as bishop, high councilor, stake public affairs assistant director, and high priests group leader. Retired printing manager for the Church Educational System, he was born in Ha’alaufuli, Vava’u, Tonga, to Motekiai Taukolo and Temalisi Hingano Ailolo Langi.

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

Donald Hugh Livingstone, 73, Riverside Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake, called as president of the Provo Utah Temple, succeeding President Alan C. Ashton. President Livingstone’s wife, Marsha Lou Thompson Livingstone, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Karen J. Ashton. Brother Ashton serves as first counselor in the Provo Utah Temple presidency. He has served as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission, stake president’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, and senior missionary couple. Retired professor of accounting, he was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Robert Donald and Merne Livingstone.

Sister Livingstone serves as an assistant to the matron of the Provo Utah Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission, and has also served as stake and ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Primary president, and senior missionary couple. She was born in Warsaw, Indiana, to William Howard and Ann Esplin Thompson.

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 has served as an Area Seventy, president of the Bolivia La Paz Mission, stake president, bishop’s counselor, and high councilor. Retired institute director of the Church Educational System, he was 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 has also served as a ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, and gospel doctrine teacher. She was 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 serves as a stake self-reliance specialist. He has served as an Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, regional representative, high councilor, area family history adviser, and temple ordinance worker. Retired temple recorder in the Stockholm Sweden Temple, he was born in Göteborg, Sweden, to Bengt Lennart and Mary Elisabet Bengtsson Olsson.

Sister Olsson serves with her husband as a stake self-reliance specialist. She has also served as stake and ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and temple ordinance worker. She was 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 serves as a bishop. He has served as an Area Seventy, stake president, mission president’s counselor, high councilor, and temple ordinance worker. Retired physician, he was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to Reuben Guy and Jeanette Robertson Payne.

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

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 serves as interim president of the Chile Concepción South Mission. He has 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, he was 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 also served with him as he presided over the Chile Rancagua and Chile Viña del Mar missions. She has served as stake and ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Primary president, and institute teacher. She was born in Concepción, Chile, to Basilio Segundo Caamaño Segura and Gaete Guacolda de Caamaño Venegas.

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