Church Announces Eight New Visitors’ Center Directors for January 2016

  • 23 December 2015

Eight new visitors' center directors and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in January.

Portland Temple Visitors’ Center

Lee A. and Ilene Barney

Lee Alva Barney, 68, and Ilene Thornley Barney, six children, Wilsonville Ward, Lake Oswego Oregon Stake: Portland Temple Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder Kerry K. Morgan and Sister Karen Morgan. Brother and Sister Barney previously served as a senior missionary couple in the Japan Nagoya Mission. Brother Barney is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the Japan Mission. Retired executive, energy software company. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Floyd Hyrum Barney and Leora Simmons Barney.

Sister Barney is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, stake single adult adviser, and temple ordinance worker. Born in Logan, Utah, to Glen Thornley and Ruby Johnson Thornley.

Joseph Smith Memorial Historic Site

David and Karen Fuhriman

David Hal Fuhriman, 68, and Karen Ericksen Fuhriman, four children, Kenwood 2nd Ward, Salt Lake Wilford Stake: Joseph Smith Memorial Historic Site, succeeding Elder George P. Osborn and Sister Sunya Osborn. Brother Fuhriman is a former stake president, stake executive secretary, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, and Sunday School teacher. Former senior vice president and director of risk management, Zions Bank. Born in Salt Lake City to David Edwin Fuhriman and Belle Adams Fuhriman.

Sister Fuhriman is a former ward Young Women president, stake and ward Relief Society presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Gerald Leland Ericksen and Erna Mary Sconberg Ericksen.

Illinois Nauvoo Mission

Garth V. and Sharon Hall

Garth Vaughn Hall, 69, and Sharon Laub Hall, six children, Mill Hollow 2nd Ward, Rexburg Idaho North Stake: Illinois Nauvoo Mission, succeeding President Larry W. Gibbons and Sister LaDawn Gibbons. Brother Hall is a former president of the Florida Orlando Mission, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Retired. Born in Salt Lake City to Vaughn Leroy Hall and VeaLois Monson Hall.

Sister Hall served with her husband in the Florida Orlando Mission and is a former stake Primary president, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, and ward Sunday School teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Blaine Arthur Laub and Betty Mae Nebeker Laub.

Hyde Park Chapel Visitors’ Center

Connie and Rodney C. Hulet

Rodney C. Hulet, 57, and Connie Allen Hulet, six children, Upland 5th Ward, Upland California Stake: Hyde Park Chapel Visitors’ Center in London, England, succeeding Elder Duane V. Cardall and Sister Margaret Cardall. Brother Hulet is a former stake president, bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, seminary teacher, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Montana Billings Mission. Self-employed financial adviser. Born in Logan, Utah, to Ray Hulet and Lorraine Lundquist Hulet.

Sister Hulet is a former stake Primary president, stake Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, and ward Primary music leader. Born in Preston, Idaho, to Gary Greene Allen and Joyce West Allen.

Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center

Stephen K. and Patricia K. Iba

Stephen Karl Iba, 72, and Patricia Kaye Prater Iba, six children, Little Cottonwood 5th Ward, Salt Lake Little Cottonwood Stake: Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder M. Greg Gollaher and Sister Jill Gollaher. Brother Iba is a former president of the Philippines Manila Mission, area executive secretary, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, and missionary in the Southern Far East Mission. Retired teacher and administrator, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Salt Lake City to Richard Karl Iba and Frances Charlotte Bowers Iba.

Sister Iba served with her husband in the Philippines Manila Mission and is a former stake Primary presidency counselor and ward Relief Society and Primary president. Born in Salt Lake City to Herman Bates Prater and Barbara Mathis Prater.

London Temple Visitors’ Center

Martin Ray and Jennifer Lock

Martin Ray Lock, 68, and Jennifer Weir Lock, six children, Yate Ward, Cheltenham England Stake: London Temple Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder J. Michael Pinegar and Sister Rebecca Pinegar. Brother Lock serves as a temple sealer and is a former temple presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Irish Mission. Former owner of Glazier Business, Yate Windows Ltd. Born in Bristol, England, to Raymond Fredrick Lock and Marjorie Esme Clarke Lock.

Sister Lock is a former assistant to the temple matron, stake Primary president, stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, and missionary in the England London South Mission. Born in Portadown, Ireland, to Thomas Victor Weir and Amy Winifred Duke Weir.

Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission

Brad K. and Elaine Risenmay

Brad Kaye Risenmay, 67, and Elaine Gilbert Risenmay, six children, Othello 2nd Ward, Othello Washington Stake: Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission, succeeding President David E. Poulsen and Sister Adrienne Poulsen. Brother Risenmay is a former Area Seventy, president of the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission, temple sealer, stake president, bishop, and missionary in the Netherlands Mission. Co-owner, Sloan-Leavitt Insurance Agency. Born in Shelley, Idaho, to Howard Leon Risenmay and Verda Pugmire Risenmay.

Sister Risenmay served with her husband in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission and is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. Born in Roosevelt, Utah, to Garn Lamar Gilbert and Barbara Lusty Gilbert.

San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site

Renee H. and William G. Woods

William George Woods, 65, and Renee Haumont Woods, seven children, Stratland Ward, Gilbert Arizona Williams Field Stake: San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site, succeeding Elder David N. Barnes and Sister Cherie Barnes. Brother Woods is a former president of the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, and missionary in the France Paris Mission. Assistant professor and clinical director, A.T. Still University. Born in Mesa, Arizona, to George Andrew Woods and Ann Shumway Woods.

Sister Woods served with her husband in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission and is a former ward Young Women president, temple ordinance worker, and stake missionary. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Pierre Henri Haumont Jr. and Vernece Love Haumont.

 

* The brethren will preside over full-time missionaries and, with their wives, direct the work of a visitors' center. They are called as mission president and wife.