Church Announces New Temple Presidents for 2017

  • 5 June 2017

A family poses by the Kona Hawaii Temple. The Church has called more than 30 new temple presidents for temples around the world, including the Kona Temple.

The Church has announced new temple presidents will be assigned to the following temples in 2017, effective November 2017. The names of the current and new temple presidents by temple who have been called are listed below. Brief biographies of each temple presidency couple are here and here.

Temple                                        NEW PRESIDENT                 Replacing
Adelaide AustraliaRobin Frederick HillJouni Soininen
Apia SamoaBeaver Taituliatu Ho ChingDouglas W. Jessop
Bern SwitzerlandPierre Marie Claude BrendersFrederik F. Psota
Bismarck North DakotaLeo Stanford SchrubbRussell T. Osguthorpe
Bogotá ColombiaJosé Luis González  GutiérrezMarío Rojas
Caracas VenezuelaJosé Ignacio Rivero SequeraÁlvaro J. Pineda
Cedar City UtahDaniel Macfarlane JonesNew temple*
Columbia South CarolinaPhillip Glenn StalveyStephen C. Lenker
Edmonton AlbertaDavid James HendersonDarrel B. Harker
Fort Lauderdale FloridaJack Sterling FisherJerry R. Boggess
Guayaquil EcuadorJaime Mario Calderón    MontesdeocaJay R. Fuhriman
Kona HawaiiSanford Katsuji OkuraPhilip A. Harris
Logan UtahJerry Lee NelsonGlen O. Jenson
Los Angeles CaliforniaLarry James LarsenWilliam F. Reynolds
Louisville KentuckyEdward P. DaetwylerJohn F. Cotton
Lubbock TexasBlaine Jay BushmanSteven J. Vore
Madrid SpainWayne Leroy GardnerCarlos J. Somoza
Manila PhilippinesCarlos Condeno Revillo Sr.Modesto M. Amistad Jr.
Meridian IdahoJames Ralph McCauleyNew temple
Mesa ArizonaKenneth M. SmithJ Brent Hatch
Mount Timpanogos UtahRonald Burton FunkRalph W. Smith
Newport Beach CaliforniaDouglas Farr Higham Sr.Joseph I. Bentley
Ogden UtahMichael Lee VellingaFredrick Froerer
Phoenix ArizonaG. Wesley WagnerRussell S. Gilliland
Quetzaltenango GuatemalaReginaldo Manuel Bustillo PerlaJosé M. Gálvez
Salt LakeBlaine Jackson Wixom Jr.Cecil O. Samuelson
San Antonio TexasTerry Jackson OrgillLarry D. Sprouse
San Diego CaliforniaKenneth Allen EllsworthDirk O. Jergensen
San Salvador El SalvadorAlonso de Jesús Figueroa MorenoLuis G. Chaverri
Snowflake ArizonaThomas Lee PalmerG. Merlin Hancock
Tokyo Japan TempleHideki AoikiYasuo Niiyama
Toronto OntarioDavid Paul OlsenJohn K. Pallin
Tucson ArizonaJ. Michael MoellerNew temple*
Vernal UtahNorman Sanford NielsonDavid R. Labrum

*Announced earlier