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New temple presidents and matrons called to serve in Nauvoo, Fiji, Paris, Japan and other areas around the world

The following 16 new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in November.

Catherine H. and Eric G. Andersen

Eric Gordon Andersen, 69, Grandview 21st Ward, Provo Utah Grandview Stake, called as president of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, succeeding President Richard A. Irion. President Andersen’s wife, Catherine Hardy Andersen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Gloria N. Irion. He is a former senior missionary couple, stake presidency counselor, bishop and high priests group leader. Retired professor of law and senior associate dean, College of Law, University of Iowa, he was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mark Eldon and Joyce Elaine Andersen.

Sister Andersen is a former senior missionary couple, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Charles Leach and Jean Hardy.

Sutikhchan A. and Akanisi V. Bhan

S. Anil Bhan, 70, Samabula 1st (English) Ward, Suva Fiji North Stake, called as president of the Suva Fiji Temple, succeeding President Alipate Tagidugu. President Bhan’s wife, Kanisia R. Bhan, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Anaisi R. Tagidugu. He is a temple sealer and a former Suva Fiji Temple presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, bishop and high councilor. Retired leading hand to Fijian Infrastructure and Public Utilities, he was born in Samabula, Viti Levu, Fiji, to Sushil Bhan and Surjan Kumari.

Sister Bhan is a Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker, and a former assistant to the matron of the Suva Fiji Temple, stake and ward Primary president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and stake Family History Center director. She was born in Naivakacau, Nakelo, Tailevu, Fiji, to Inoke Vuki and Susana Lewaqiriwaqa.

Pierre F. and Brigitte F. Bize

Pierre Francois Bize, 62, Silva Valley Ward, Folsom California Stake, called as president of the Paris France Temple, succeeding President Gérard S. Giraud-Carrier. President Bize’ wife, Brigitte Denise Ferrandes Bize, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Annie Giraud-Carrier. He is a ward missionary, and a former Tahiti Papeete Mission president, bishop, district president and high councilor. Retired CEO of CSE Insurance Group, he was born in Constantine, Algérie, to Jean Germain Bize and Josette Marie Chauliac.

Sister Bize is a former mission president companion, stake Primary presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Cheragas, Algérie, to Louis Adrien Ferrandes and Simone Villemin.

Stephen L. and Dorothy H. Fluckiger

Stephen Lynn Fluckiger, 67, Parkside Ward, Round Rock Texas Stake, called as president of the Dallas Texas Temple, succeeding President John G. Elmer. President Fluckiger’s wife, Dorothy Jean Horlacher Fluckiger, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Cheryl A. Elmer. He is associate area legal counsel in the São Paulo Brazil Area Office and is a former Area Seventy, Portugal Lisbon Mission president, stake president, bishop and temple ordinance worker. A retired attorney, he was born in Salt Lake City to Wilford Lynn and Louise West Fluckiger.

Sister Fluckiger is an area welfare missionary and a former mission president companion, stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Caliente, Nevada, to Harry Hearne Horlacher and Susan Eliza Christiansen.

Alejandro and Zeferina G. Gómez

Alejandro Gómez Moreno, 64, Quetzalcoatl Ward, Puebla Mexico Cholula Stake, called as president of the Guadalajara Mexico Temple, succeeding President Ismael Mendoza Regino. President Gómez’ wife, Zeferina Graciela García Gómez de Gómez, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister María del S. de Mendoza. He is an elders quorum presidency counselor, institute teacher and temple sealer, and a former Oaxaca Mexico Temple presidency counselor, Perú Iquitos Mission president, stake president, bishop and branch president. Strongator Industrial Products owner, he was born in Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico, to Librado Antonio Gómez Moreno and Catalina Moreno Cuesta.

Sister Gómez is a temple preparation teacher, and a former assistant to the Oaxaca Mexico Temple matron, mission president companion, and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Luís García Bonilla and Irene Gómez González.

Janis W. and Gordon J. Hall

Gordon Jeffrey Hall, 67, Corona 2nd Ward, Tempe Arizona South Stake, called as president of the Gilbert Arizona Temple, succeeding President Alyn M. McClure. President Hall’s wife, Janis Whiting Hall, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Brenda B. McClure. He is a Gilbert Arizona Temple presidency counselor and a former Brazil João Pessoa Mission president, stake president, bishop and senior missionary couple. Retired dentist, he was born in Salt Lake City to Vaughn Leroy and Vea Lois Monson Hall.

Sister Hall is an assistant to the matron of the Gilbert Arizona Temple and a former mission president companion, stake Relief Society presidency counselor, stake Young Women president, and ward Relief Society and Primary president. She was born in Kanab, Utah, to Arthur Milton and Lorana Randall Whiting.

Lesley D. and Kaplin S. Jones

Kaplin Salisbury Jones, 65, Grand Valley Ward, Grand Rapids Michigan Stake, called as president of the Detroit Michigan Temple, succeeding President Raymond W. Pollard. President Jones’ wife, Lesley Jean Dickson Jones, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Diane S. Pollard. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker, and a former stake president, bishop and high councilor. Partner, Varnum Law, he was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Edwin Boyd and Mildred Salisbury Jones.

Sister Jones is a ward Young Women president and temple ordinance worker, and a former stake Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Primary president, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Arlington, Virginia, to John Allan and Sarah Shaw Dickson.

James L. and Barbara N. McCarrey III

James Lewis McCarrey III, 72, Westchester Ward, Anchorage Alaska North Stake, called as president of the Anchorage Alaska Temple, succeeding President Melvin R. Nichols. President McCarrey’s wife, Barbara Norton McCarrey, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Sharon L. Nichols. He is a seminary teacher and temple sealer, and a former Brazil Campinas Mission president, stake president, and bishop. General Counsel/Senior Vice President for McKinley Capital Management, LLC, he was born in Anchorage, Alaska, to James Lewis and Cora Broadbent McCarrey Jr.

Sister McCarrey is a seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker, and a former mission president companion, stake Primary president, ward Young Women president and gospel doctrine teacher. She was born in Milford, Utah, to Harold William and Ina Smith Norton.

Judy M. and Terry C. McCurdy

Terry Calvin McCurdy, 69, Lynwood Ward, Twin Falls Idaho Stake, called as president of the Twin Falls Idaho Temple, succeeding President Paul B. Young. President McCurdy’s wife, Judy Cheryl Menard McCurdy, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Susan Young. He is an elders quorum presidency member and temple sealer, and a former Cebu Philippines Mission president, stake presidency counselor, bishop and high councilor. Former president of Integrated Technologies, Inc., he was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Frank Calvin and Joey Doralee McCurdy.

Sister McCurdy is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker, and a former mission president companion, stake Primary presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Wendell, Idaho, to Jack Judson and Shirley Menard.

Yutaka and Noriko M. Onda

Yutaka Onda, 66, Kawasaki Ward, Yokohama Japan Stake, called as president of the Sapporo Japan Temple, succeeding President Bin Kikuchi. President Onda’s wife, Noriko Matsuyama Onda, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Hiroko Kikuchi. He is an Area Seventy and a former Japan Okayama Mission president, stake president, bishopric counselor and high councilor. Retired regional director for the Church Educational System, he was born in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan, to Kazuo and Fumiko Onda.

Sister Onda is an institute teacher, and a former mission president companion, stake and ward Relief Society president, and ward Young Women presidency counselor. She was born in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, to Mitsuji and Shizuko Matsuyama.

Scott L. and Sonja R. Roti

Scott Lewis Roti, 72, Cedarcrest Ward, Cartersville Georgia Stake, called as president of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple, succeeding President Gerold Roth. President Roti’s wife, Sonja Kathy Reddick Roti, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Gertraud Roth. He is a temple sealer, and a former counselor in the Kyiv Ukraine and Orlando Florida temple presidencies, bishop, stake presidency counselor, patriarch and high councilor. Retired Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts, he was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to John Frederick and Shirley Estelle Weinstein Roti.

Sister Roti is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and a temple ordinance worker, and a former assistant to the Kyiv Ukraine and Orlando Florida temple matrons, stake Primary president, patriarch scribe and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to Elbert Owen and Minnie Lou Wimpy Reddick.

Keith L. and Kathleen C. Smith

Keith Lloyd Smith, 70, Hilliard Ward, Columbus Ohio Stake, called as president of the Columbus Ohio Temple, succeeding President Walter C. Selden. President Smith’s wife, Kathleen Child Smith, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Susan H. Selden. He is first counselor in the Columbus Ohio Temple presidency, and a former Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, and mission presidency counselor. Retired associate vice president, Agricultural Administration at Ohio State University, he was born in Lehi, Utah, to Keith Howard and Janet McLachlan Smith.

Sister Smith is an assistant to the matron of the Columbus Ohio Temple, and a former stake Relief Society and Primary president, and ward Young Women presidency counselor. She was born in Logan, Utah, to Derral Mark and Romania Grant Child.

Catherine L. and John W. Swendsen

John Wayne Munster Swendsen, 65, Heritage Ward, Calgary Alberta Stake, called as president of the Calgary Alberta Temple, succeeding President Howard P. Heninger. President Swendsen’s wife, Catherine Low Munster Swendsen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Sharlene B. Heninger. He is a mission presidency counselor and a former stake president, bishop, Calgary Alberta welfare region chairman and temple sealer. Retired vice-chairman of a bank, he was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Carl Henrik and Hope Rita Mary Salway Munster-Swendsen.

Sister Swendsen is part of a senior missionary couple and a former stake Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker. She was born Cardston, Alberta, Canada, to Donald Richard and Elaine Stevenson Low.

Moisés and Rosby C. Ulloa

Moisés Ulloa Solís, 60, Chapultepec Ward, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Stake, called as president of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, succeeding President Robert D. Call. President Ulloa’s wife, Rosby Cruz Cruz de Ulloa, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Michele C. Call. He is a mission presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker, and a former stake president, bishop and branch president. A university manager and instructor, he was born in Tonalá, Chiapas, Mexico, to Hermenegildo Ulloa de Cuesta and Reymunda Solís Villanueva.

Sister Ulloa is a temple ordinance worker and a former stake and ward Relief Society presidency counselor. She was born in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, to Franundo Cruz de la Cruz and Victorina Cruz Lopez.

A. David and María C. Vázquez

A. David Vázquez González, 62, Angelópolis Ward, Puebla México Angelópolis Stake, called as president of the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, succeeding President Darwin R Jensen. President Vázquez’ wife, María Dolores Cueto Olvera de Vázquez, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Angélica Z. Jensen. He is a Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple presidency counselor and a former stake president and bishop. A self-employed contractor, he was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to José González Arellano and Migdalia González Cruz.

Sister Vázquez is an assistant to the matron of the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, and a former stake Relief Society presidency counselor, seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Puebla, Mexico, to Manuel Cueto Corzo and Teresa Olvera Ramírez.

Luz G. and Juan M. Villarreal

Juan Manuel Villarreal Morán, 61, Aeropuerto Ward, San Luis Río Colorado México Stake, called as president of the Monterrey Mexico Temple, succeeding President Ralph N. Christensen. President Villarreal’s wife, Luz Ernestina Garza Lizardi de Villarreal, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Teresa T. Christensen. He is an elders quorum president and a former México Aguascalientes Mission president, district president, stake presidency counselor, branch president and Mexico Area Public Affairs missionary. Retired customs agent, he was born in Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, México, to Ricardo Villarreal Gámez and Luz Esthela Morán Gómez.

Sister Villarreal is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and a former mission president companion, district Young Women president, branch Relief Society president, and ward Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor. She was born in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, to António Garza Flóres and Aida Lizardi Agramont.

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