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Learn about the 56 new temple presidents and matrons called for 2023

See a list of the 56 temple presidents and matrons who were called by the First Presidency and comprise the class of 2023

The following 56 couples have been called to serve as temple presidents and matrons by the First Presidency. Most will begin their service in September this year; some will begin when the temple is dedicated (*) or have already begun their service (**).

Asia Area

Bangkok Thailand*Wisit Khanakham and Sumamaan Khanakham

Asia North Area

Okinawa Japan*Hiroshi Kinjo and Takako Asato Kinjo

Brazil Area

Brasília Brazil*Raimundo Pinho and Beatriz Pinho

Caribbean Area

Port-au-Prince Haiti — Hubermann Bien Aimé and Maggy Bien Aimé

Central America Area

San Salvador El SalvadorEmigdio T. Santos Jiminez and Maria O. Chavez de Santos

Europe Central Area

Bern SwitzerlandFranz R. Gaag and Fabiola D. Gaag

Europe North Area

Helsinki Finland — Pekka Holopainen and Tarja Holopainen

Praia Cape VerdeAdriano F. Lopes and Teresinha C. Lopes

Preston EnglandIan D. McKie and Julie C. McKie

Mexico Area

Puebla Mexico*Francisco J. Bravo Moises and Luz Ma. G. Dávila de Bravo

Veracruz Mexico**Juan Yáñez Velásquez and Mirna M. de Yáñez

North America Central Area

Bismarck North DakotaGuy Schiessl and Karen Schiessl

Casper Wyoming*Millard L. Smathers and Jo Rae Smathers

Edmonton AlbertaRon Peterson and Sherry Peterson

Meridian IdahoBruce E. Hobbs and Julia D. Hobbs

North America Northeast Area

Detroit MichiganBrent R. Jensen and Carolyn Jensen

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania*J. Martin Jindra and Elizabeth Louise Jindra

Toronto OntarioTyrone Wong and Phoebe Wong

North America Southeast Area

Bentonville Arkansas*Scott B. Clark and Sandra G. Clark

Columbia South CarolinaJ Vaun McArthur and Jackie McArthur

Fort Lauderdale FloridaAndy H. Lustig and Gay M. Lustig

Louisville KentuckyMichael A. Gillenwater and Sandy Gillenwater

Memphis TennesseeSteven Ball and Donna J. Ball

Raleigh North CarolinaMatthew S. Harding and Reneé D. Harding

North America Southwest Area

Lubbock TexasThomas H. Ashdown and Barbara E. Ashdown

McAllen Texas*Carlos Villarreal and Myrna Villarreal

Oklahoma City OklahomaJeffrey F. Bellows and Marion L. Bellows

Phoenix ArizonaPaul D. Sorensen and Julie Sorensen

San Antonio TexasRodney J. Larsen and Diane B. Larsen

Snowflake ArizonaRichard Q. Miller and Linda L. Miller

Tucson ArizonaKarl B Kern and Martha Kern

North America West Area

Los Angeles CaliforniaRichard L. Wirthlin and Joni J. Wirthlin

Moses Lake Washington*Paul W. Bergeson and Debra Bergeson

Newport Beach CaliforniaLarry D Boberg and Jeanne Boberg

Vancouver British Columbia**Terry Rempel and Ladene Rempel

Pacific Area

Adelaide AustraliaMichael W. McIlwaine and Caroline I. McIlwaine

Apia SamoaUele Va’aulu and Lolini Va’aulu

Hamilton New ZealandLindsay T. Dil and Tina Dil

Suva Fiji** — Meli U. Lesuma and Irene L. Lesuma

Philippines Area

Cebu City PhilippinesCiriaco G. Alfornon and Mamerta P. Alfornon

Urdaneta Philippines*Roberto B. Yu and Ofelia Yu

South America Northwest Area

Arequipa Peru**Jorge Garnica Pereyra and Gloria Bravo de Garnica

Bogotá ColombiaChristian Pico Castro and Victoria E. Navas de Pico

Caracas VenezuelaAbrahan E. Quero Pernaleto and Alirica Oroño de Quero

Guayaquil EcuadorFernando E. Calderón Gallegos and Adriana de Calderón

Lima Peru Los Olivos*José Alfonso Li and Maritza Li Bustamante

Utah Area

Cedar City UtahJohn W. Yardley and Pamela R. Yardley

Layton Utah*Jay R. Bangerter and Kathleen Bangerter

Logan UtahJeffrey R Burbank and Kimberli Ann Burbank

Mount Timpanogos UtahBlaine L. Butler and Lynn Butler

Ogden UtahKent J. Arrington and Michele Arrington

Orem Utah*Kenneth L. Sorber and Kristy Sorber

Provo City Center**Curtis Hoehne and Joanne Hoehne

Red Cliffs Utah*J. Kevin Ence and Debbie Ence

Taylorsville Utah*Kenneth L. DuVall and Mary C. DuVall

Vernal UtahKeith B. Caldwell and Rahnena Caldwell

Note: The Church has 315 temples — dedicated, under construction or announced. Temple presidents and matrons typically serve three years. The newly called leaders listed above comprise the class of 2023.

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