First Presidency Announces 2019 Temple Presidents for Denmark, Mexico, Philippines, and More

Contributed By the Church News

  • 25 March 2019

Copenhagen Denmark Temple

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

Lis Dan Engmann and Hans Hjarup Andersen

Copenhagen Denmark Temple

Hans Hjarup Andersen, 65, Frederiksberg Ward, Copenhagen Denmark Stake, called as president of the Copenhagen Denmark Temple, succeeding President R. Ingvar Olsson. President Andersen’s wife, Lis Dan Engmann Andersen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Barbro A. K. Olsson. He is a patriarch, temple ordinance worker, and sealer and a former bishop and high priests group leader. A self-employed marketing director, he was born in København, Denmark, to Poul Børge and Kirsten Andersen.

Sister Andersen is a Primary teacher and a former stake Primary president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary presidency counselor, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in København, Denmark, to Bjarne Bendix Engmann and Jonna Dan Folkmann.

Flocerfida Magtibay Magbujos and Victorino
Agsaulio Babida

Manila Philippines Temple

Victorino Agsaulio Babida, 66, Parañaque 3rd Ward, Parañaque Philippines Stake, called as president of the Manila Philippines Temple, succeeding President Carlos C. Revillo. President Babida’s wife, Flocerfida Magtibay Magbujos Babida, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Amparo R. Revillo. He is an Area Seventy and a former stake president, bishop, and mission presidency counselor. President of FAMO Training and Assessment Center, he was born in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, to Enrique Bose and Presentación Ebreo Agsaulio Babida.

Sister Babida is a temple ordinance worker and a former stake Young Women president, ward Young Women and Primary president, and ward Relief Society presidency counselor. She was born in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines, to Primitivio Adan Magbujos and Leoncia Extra Magtibay Magbujos.

Tamara Fay Crockett and David Ray Brown

Tampico Mexico Temple

David Ray Brown, 62, Juárez 1st (English) Ward, Colonia Juárez Mexico Stake, called as president of the Tampico Mexico Temple, succeeding President H. Samuel Cluff. President Brown’s wife, Tamara Fay Crockett Brown, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Mona S. Cluff. He is a high councilor and temple ordinance worker and a former Area Seventy, Mexico Tampico Mission president, stake presidency counselor, and bishopric counselor. A cattle rancher, he was born in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to David Samuel Brown and Ellis Vda. de Brown Whetten.

Sister Brown is a ward Young Women presidency counselor and a former mission president’s companion, ward Young Women president, and ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor. She was born in Safford, Arizona, to Keith and Kathleen McBride Crockett.

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

Milan Foster Kunz, 64, Downingtown Ward, Valley Forge Pennsylvania Stake, called as president of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, succeeding President Bruce R Winn. President Kunz’ wife, Leslie Niven Kunz, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Nancy K. Winn. He is an Area Seventy and a former Nebraska Omaha Mission president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, and temple ordinance worker. Retired senior vice-president, GlaxoSmithKline, he was born in Washington D.C., to Foster Merlen and Helena Kunz.

Sister Kunz is a Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker; former mission president’s companion; and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. She was born in Van Nuys, California, to Joseph Errol and Lois Arlene Niven.

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Spokane Washington Temple

Charles Patrick McFarlane, 67, Evergreen Ward, Spokane Washington Stake, called as president of the Spokane Washington Temple, succeeding President Steven L. Bates. President McFarlane’s wife, Corla Howard McFarlane, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Julie Bates. He is a temple ordinance worker and sealer and a former stake president, bishop, and high councilor. Retired president of a concrete and asphalt company, he was born in Black’s Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada, to James Joseph McFarlane and Marie Suzanne Lanteigne.

Sister McFarlane is a ward Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker and a former ward Young Women and Primary president and ward Relief Society presidency counselor. She was born in San Francisco, California, to Edward Lorenzo Howard Jr. and Corine Lambert.

Patricia Ann Fabry and G. Kem Nixon

Manhattan New York Temple

G. Kem Nixon, 66, Manhattan 1st Ward, New York New York Stake, called as president of the Manhattan New York Temple, succeeding President E. Markham Bench. President Nixon’s wife, Patricia Ann Fabry Nixon, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Dorothy N. Bench. He is a Manhattan New York Temple presidency counselor and a former bishop, high councilor, and stake Young Men president. Retired counselor from LDS Family Services, he was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Robert Brunt and Patricia Myrene Kemp Nixon.

Sister Nixon is an assistant to the matron of the Manhattan New York Temple and a former stake and ward Young Women president and ward Relief Society and Primary president. She was born in Salt Lake City to Charles Frank and Willadene Ann Reid Fabry.

Brad Kaye and Elaine Gilbert Risenmay

Columbia River Washington Temple

Brad Kaye Risenmay, 70, Othello 2nd Ward, Othello Washington Stake, called as president of the Columbia River Washington Temple, succeeding President Marvin T. Brinkerhoff. President Risenmay’s wife, Elaine Gilbert Risenmay, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Cailynn G. Brinkerhoff. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple sealer and a former Area Seventy, president of the Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square and Utah Salt Lake City South missions, stake president, and bishop. Retired insurance agent, he was born in Shelley, Idaho, to Howard Leon and Verda Pugmire Risenmay.

Sister Risenmay is a Young Women advisor and Sunday School teacher and a former mission president’s companion, ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidency counselor. She was born in Roosevelt, Utah, to Garn Lamar and Barbara Gilbert.

Mari-Lynn Johnston and B. Bradley Wilson

St. Paul Minnesota Temple

E. Bradley Wilson, 66, Medicine Lake Ward, Anoka Minnesota Stake, called as president of the St. Paul Minnesota Temple, succeeding President Nathaniel R. Payne. President Wilson’s wife, Mari-Lynn Johnston Wilson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Shauna M. Payne. He is an area Public Affairs missionary and temple ordinance worker and a former Virginia Richmond Mission president, stake presidency counselor, and bishop. Retired partner of Grant Thornton LLP, he was born in Salt Lake City to Paul Williams and Helen June Jackson Wilson.

Sister Wilson is an area Public Affairs missionary and temple ordinance worker and a former mission president’s companion, stake Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, and institute teacher. She was born in Salt Lake City to David Leon and Marian Marretta De Witt Johnston.