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New temple presidents and matrons called to serve in Tonga, Chicago, Korea and other areas around the world

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

Cindy W. and Christopher L. Donald

Christopher Lawrence Donald, 61, Springvale Ward, Melbourne Australia Braeside Stake, called as president of the Melbourne Australia Temple, succeeding President Lindsay J. Sanders. President Donald’s wife, Cindy Kay Westerlund Donald, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Helen F. Sanders. He is an elders quorum president and a former Indonesia Jakarta Mission president, stake president, bishop and branch president. Retired inspection station manager, he was born in Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, to Robert Stanley Donald and Betty Phyllis Webber.

Sister Donald is a ward temple and family history consultant, and a former mission president companion, stake Young Women president, district Primary president, ward Relief Society president, and ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to Oscar and Phoebe Donation Ah Mu Westerland.

Denise S. and R. Bruce Duffield

Russel Bruce Duffield, 67, Naperville 1st Ward, Naperville Illinois Stake, called as president of the Chicago Illinois Temple, succeeding President Sherman L. Doll. President Duffield’s wife, Denise Stanley Duffield, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Linda S Doll. He is a public affairs specialist and a temple sealer, and a former bishop, stake presidency counselor and high councilor. Partner and Senior Counsel for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, he was born in Magrath, Alberta, Canada, to Russel Charles and Gladys Alston Duffield.

Sister Duffield is a stake Primary presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker, and a former ward Relief Society president, gospel doctrine teacher and seminary teacher. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Daryl Hassell and Mary Olive Fowkes Stanley.

Judy S. and George M. Keele

George Marion Keele, 71, Piñon Hills Ward, Carson City Nevada Stake, called as president of the Reno Nevada Temple, succeeding President Robert F. Weed. President Keele’s wife, Judy Dunreath Smith Keele, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Rebecca H. Weed. He is an assistant ward mission leader and a former Area Seventy, stake president and bishop. An attorney and president of George M. Keele A.P.C., he was born in Reno, Nevada, to Vincent S. and Teddyanna Alwyn Pease Keele.

Sister Keele is a Primary teacher and a former stake Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Tucson, Arizona, to Edward Byron and Ann Marie Rejda Smith

Park, Soonju and Kim, Chiwon

Kim, Chiwon, 68, Sinchon Ward, Seoul Korea Stake, called as president of the Seoul Korea Temple, succeeding President Min, Hyae Kee. President Kim’s wife, Park, Soonju, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Kim, Sung Sook. He is an elders quorum president and temple sealer, and a former stake president, bishop and area welfare missionary. Retired university professor, he was born in Kyong-Buk, Korea, to Kim, Jaeyoung and Yoon, Ilchul.

Sister Park is a Relief Society teacher and temple ordinance worker, and a former area welfare missionary. She was born in Bujeon-dong, Jin-ku, Pusan, Korea, to Park, Kyuheon and Kim, Indeok.

Juan C. and Deyzi C. Mogrovejo

Juan Carlos Mogrovejo Rocabado, 65, Rosedal Ward, Cochabamba Bolivia Sarco Stake, called as president of the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple, succeeding President Luis García Dávila. President Mogrovejo’s wife, Deyzi Eusebia Cerruto Bozo de Mogrovejo, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister María Del Rosario de García. He is a patriarch and temple sealer, and a former Cochabamba Bolivia Temple presidency counselor, stake president, bishop and branch president. Retired university professor, he was born in La Paz, Bolivia, to Narciso Mogrovejo Nogales and Felicidad Rocabado Soria Galvarro.

Sister Mogrovejo is a temple ordinance worker and a former assistant to the matron of the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple, stake Relief Society presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Sorata, La Paz, Bolivia, to Lizandro Cerruto Valverde and Ema Bozo Marin.

Pedro D. and Sonia T. Penha

Pedro Jorge da Cruz Penha, 60, Torreão Ward, Recife Brazil Stake, called as president of the new Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple. President Penha’s wife, Sonia da Silva Tepedino Penha, will serve as temple matron. He is a Recife Brazil Temple presidency counselor and a former Area Seventy, Brazil Belém Mission president, stake president, bishop and patriarch. Retired institute director for the Church Educational System, he was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Alcidéa da Cruz Penha.

Sister Penha is an assistant to the matron of the Recife Brazil Temple and a former stake Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor and ward Young Women president. She was born in Três Rios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to José Carlos and Ivanete da Silva Tepedino.

Nancy H. and Bruce B. Stratford

Bruce Ballantyne Stratford, 68, Trumbull Ward, New Haven Connecticut Stake, called as president of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, succeeding President Wayne S. Taylor. President Stratford’s wife, Nancy Hadfield Stratford, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Carol J. Taylor. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple sealer, and a former stake president and bishop. Owner, CPA and certified fraud examiner for Financial Integrity Restorations LLC and finance director for the Town of Winchester, he was born in Palo Alto, California, to Ray Paul Stratford and Claire Elizabeth Dennery.

Sister Stratford is a stake Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker, and a former stake and ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women presidency counselor. She was born in Houston, Texas, to Elden Edward and Sarah Hall Hadfield.

‘Aisake K. and Lose K. Tukuafu

’Aisake K. Tukuafu, 63, Ha’ateiho 6th Ward, Nuku’alofa Tonga South Stake, called as president of the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple, succeeding President Taniela S. Langi. President Tukuafu’s wife, Lose Kinikini Tukuafu, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister ’Anaseini V. Langi. He is an Area Seventy, and a former Tonga Nuku’alofa Mission president, stake president, bishopric counselor and high councilor. Retired managing director of Oregon Pacific, Int., he was born in Fua’amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga, to Viliami Kauvaka Tukuafu and Losaline Lapu’aho.

Sister Tukuafu is a former mission president companion, stake and ward Relief Society president and ward Primary president. She was born in Kolofo’ou, Tongatapu, Tonga, to Sione Vaiokema and Taina ’Ofa Hoko Kinikini.

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