First Presidency Calls New 2017 Temple Presidents to Serve in Australia, Canada, U.S., Colombia

  • 8 June 2017

The First Presidency has called the following new temple presidents and matrons. They will begin their service in November of 2017.

Adelaide Australia Temple

Robin F. and Lorelei K. Hill

Robin Frederick Hill, 72, Paralowie Ward, Adelaide Australia Modbury Stake, called as president of the Adelaide Australia Temple, succeeding President Jouni Soininen. President Hill’s wife, Lorelei Anne Knight Hill, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Christina Soininen. He is the second counselor in the Adelaide Australia Temple presidency and a former bishop, high councilor, and executive secretary. Retired engineer, he was born in Southampton, England, to Frederick Albert Hill and Elsie Winifred Passby.

Sister Hill is an assistant to the matron of the Adelaide Australia Temple and a former stake Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. Born in Winchester, England, to Peter Knight and Lorna Margaret Heath.

Apia Samoa Temple

Beaver T. and Judy M. Ho Ching

Beaver Taituliatu Ho Ching, 70, Riverton 23rd (Samoan) Branch, Riverton Utah Stake, called as president of the Apia Samoa Temple, succeeding President Douglas W. Jessop. President Ho Ching’s wife, Judy Ann Miller Ho Ching, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Helen Jessop. He is a branch president and is a former Area Seventy, president of the Philippines Quezon City Mission, stake president, bishop, patriarch, and temple sealer. Semi-retired president and general manager, he was born in Fagaalu, Pago Pago, American Samoa, to Charles Ralph and Tolaitupu Ruth Soliai Ho Ching.

Sister Ho Ching is a Relief Society teacher, has served with her husband as he presided over the Philippines Quezon City Mission, and is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president and temple ordinance worker. Born in Opportunity, Washington, to Kermit Norman Miller and Violet Marie Harmon.

Bern Switzerland Temple

Pierre M. and Brigitte Brenders

Pierre M. Brenders, 66, Confluence Ward, Lyon France Stake, called as president of the Bern Switzerland Temple, succeeding President Frederik F. Psota. President Brenders’s wife, Brigitte Brenders, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Berit Psota. He is the second counselor in the Bern Switzerland Temple presidency and a former stake president, bishop, and branch president. Retired mathematics professor, he was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France, to Laurent Antoine Pierre Brenders and Yvette Augustine Reydellet.

Sister Brenders is an assistant to the matron of the Bern Switzerland Temple and a former Primary teacher and temple ordinance worker. Born in Meknes, Morocco, to André Julien Henri Bouvet and Augusta Margueritte Robin.

Bismarck North Dakota Temple

Lyn A. and Leo S. Schrubb

Leo Stanford Schrubb, 68, Bismarck 2nd Ward, Bismarck North Dakota Stake, called as president of the Bismarck North Dakota Temple, succeeding President Russell T. Osguthorpe. President Schrubb’s wife, Lyn Marcel Anderson Schrubb, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lola A. Osguthorpe. He is the second counselor in the Bismarck North Dakota Temple presidency and a former bishop and high priests group leader. Retired electrician, he was born in Du Bois, Pennsylvania, to Wayne Leo Schrubb and Lottie Louise Lewis.

Sister Schrubb is an assistant to the matron of the Bismarck North Dakota Temple and a former stake Primary president, ward family history consultant, and temple ordinance worker. Born in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to Hilding Laurel Burdette Anderson and June Frances Erlanson.

Bogotá Colombia Temple

Luis González and Mónica Gutiérrez

José Luis González Gutiérrez, 64, Los Alpes Ward, Pereira Colombia Stake, called as president of the Bogotá Colombia Temple, succeeding President Marío Rojas Leguizamo. President González’s wife, Mónica Del Carmen Buitrago de González, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Bethsy Castañeda de Rojas. He is a counselor in the Colombia Medellín Mission presidency and a former Area Seventy, Perú Missionary Training Center president, Costa Rica San José East Mission president, and stake president. Retired production manager, he was born in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, to Manuel Felipe González and Martha Gutiérrez.

Sister González is an institute teacher and Pathway missionary, has served with her husband as he presided over the Perú Missionary Training Center and Costa Rica San José East Mission, and is a former branch Young Women and Primary president and stake family history center director. Born in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, to Jorge Mario Buitrago and Mariela Jaramillo.

Caracas Venezuela Temple

José I. and Alida M. Rivero

José Ignacio Rivero Sequera, 75, El Valle Ward, Caracas Venezuela Los Teques Stake, called as president of the Caracas Venezuela Temple, succeeding President Álvaro J. Pineda. President Rivero’s wife, Alida Coromoto Moreno de Rivero, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister María C. Pineda. He is a bishop and a former Caracas Venezuela Temple presidency counselor and stake presidency counselor. Retired lawyer, he was born in Agua Blanca, Portuguesa, Venezuela, to Francisco Rafael Rivero Meza and María Venancia Sequera.

Sister Rivero is a stake seminary teacher and a former assistant to the matron of the Caracas Venezuela Temple and stake Relief Society presidency counselor. Born in Acarigua, Portuguesa, Venezuela, to José de la Rosa Fonseca and Aminda Bruna Moreno.

Columbia South Carolina Temple

Phillip G. and Teresa D. Stalvey

Phillip Glenn Stalvey, 61, Myrtle Beach Ward, Florence South Carolina Stake, called as president of the Columbia South Carolina Temple, succeeding President Stephen C. Lenker Sr. President Stalvey’s wife, Teresa Jean Dutridge Stalvey, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Nancy Lenker. He is a high councilor and temple ordinance worker and a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, mission presidency counselor, and senior missionary. Retired bank executive, he was born in Conway, South Carolina, to Perry Leroy and Virginia Dare Williamson Stalvey.

Sister Stalvey is a ward Primary president and temple ordinance worker, has served with her husband as a senior missionary, and is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Eugene Arthur and Margaret Jean Seymour Dutridge.

Edmonton Alberta Temple

David J. and Janet T. Henderson

David James Henderson, 67, Clarkdale Ward, Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon Stake, called as president of the Edmonton Alberta Temple, succeeding President Darrel B. Harker. President Henderson’s wife, Janet Dianne Taylor Henderson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Janae W. Harker. He is a patriarch and temple sealer and a former president of the California Ventura Mission, stake president, bishop, and regional welfare specialist. Realtor, he was born in Cardston, Alberta, to Norman William and Margaret Clayton Henderson.

Sister Henderson is a Primary teacher and temple ordinance worker, has served with her husband as he presided over the California Ventura Mission, and is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, and stake music chairman. Born in Berwyn, Alberta, to Leslie Shem and Margaret Ethel Pilling Taylor.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

Jack S. and Mercy G. Fisher

Jack Sterling Fisher, 68, Flagler Ward, Miami Florida Stake, called as president of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, succeeding President Jerry R. Boggess. President Fisher’s wife, María Mercedes (Mercy) García Fisher, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Portia S. Boggess. He is the second counselor in the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, Sunday School teacher and patriarch, and is a former bishop. Real estate associate broker, he was born in Austin, Texas, to Lewis Ross and Ruth Elizabeth Nichols Fisher.

Sister Fisher serves as an assistant to the matron at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, and is a former stake Relief Society president, stake and ward Primary president, and ward Young Women president. Born in Havana, Cuba, to Manuel Hipolito and Margarita Romero García.

Guayaquil Ecuador Temple

Silvia C. and Jaime M. Calderón

Jaime Mario Calderón Montesdeoca, 58, Urdesa Ward, Guayaquil Ecuador Kennedy Stake, called as president of the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple, succeeding President Jay R. Fuhriman. President Calderón’s wife, Silvia L. Casal de Calderón, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister María J. Fuhriman. He is the first counselor in the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple presidency, and is a former stake president’s counselor, bishop and high councilor. Architect, he was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to Mario Arnaldo Calderón Coello and Raquel Montesdeoca Loor.

Sister Calderón is an assistant to the matron at the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple, and is a former ward Relief Society president’s counselor, and ward Young Women and Primary president. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to Fernando Hernan Casal Montenegro and Cora Hilda Roldan de Casal.

Kona Hawaii Temple

Sanford K. and Nancy I. Okura

Sanford Katsuji Okura, 69, Kaumana Ward, Hilo Hawaii Stake, called as president of the Kona Hawaii Temple, succeeding President Philip A. Harris. President Okura’s wife, Nancy Lee Ilg Okura, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Olivia F. Harris. He is a ward Sunday School president and temple sealer and a former stake president, bishop, and high councilor. Retired law firm president, he was born in Hilo, Hawaii, to Stanley Masaru and Kishiye Mary Terazono Okura.

Sister Okura is a temple preparation teacher and temple ordinance worker and a former stake Young Women secretary and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. She was born in Batavia, New York, to Raymond Eugene and Florence Susie Ilg.

Logan Utah Temple

Jerry L. and Ruth T. Nelson

Jerry Lee Nelson, 72, Bloomington Ward, Paris Idaho Stake, called as president of the Logan Utah Temple, succeeding President Glen O. Jenson. President Nelson’s wife, Ruth Marie Thornock Nelson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Kathylene H. Jenson. He is a Scout committee chairman and temple sealer and is a former president of the Nigeria Enugu Mission, stake president, bishop, and regional welfare specialist. Retired accountant, he was born in Montpelier, Idaho, to Theo Christian and Norma P. Nelson.

Sister Nelson is a Young Women Laurel adviser and temple ordinance worker, has served with her husband as he presided over the Nigeria Enugu Mission, and is a former stake Relief Society president and counselor, stake Young Women president, and district Primary president. Born in Montpelier, Idaho, to Ronald and Cerelda Abigail Thornock.

Los Angeles California Temple

Kristie B. and Larry J. Larsen

Larry James Larsen, 71, Downey 2nd Ward, Huntington Park California Stake, called as president of the Los Angeles California Temple, succeeding President William F. Reynolds. President Larsen’s wife, Kristie Elmina Burton Larsen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lani P. Reynolds. He is a young single adult advisor, Sunday School teacher, scout committee chairman and temple sealer, and is a former stake president and bishop. Retired computer support administrator, he was born in Lyman, Wyoming, to Ervin Erastus and Gladys Butler Larsen.

Sister Larsen is a young single adult leader and temple ordinance worker and is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women president’s counselor and stake Primary president. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Fielding Garr Lindsay and Larene Toone Burton.

Louisville Kentucky Temple

Sally M. and Edward P. Daetwyler

Edward Paul Daetwyler, 64, Crestwood 1st Ward, Crestwood Kentucky Stake, called as president of the Louisville Kentucky Temple, succeeding President John F. Cotton. President Daetwyler’s wife, Sally Ann Malin Daetwyler, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Robin B. Cotton. He is the first counselor in the Louisville Kentucky Temple presidency and a former stake president and bishop. Retired physician and surgeon, he was born in Schenectady, New York, to Harold Edward and Emily May Ralphs Daetwyler.

Sister Daetwyler is an assistant to the matron at the Louisville Kentucky Temple and a former stake Young Women presidency counselor and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. Born in Fontana, California, to Craig Orrock and Carol Crafts Malin.

Lubbock Texas Temple

Blaine J. and Margene B. Bushman

Blaine Jay Bushman, 69, Midland 3rd Ward, Odessa Texas Stake, called as president of the Lubbock Texas Temple, succeeding President Steven J. Vore. President Bushman’s wife, Margene Bingham Bushman, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Laurel D. Vore. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker, and is a former president of the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission, stake president’s counselor and bishop. Retired owner of a trailer company, he was born in Winslow, Arizona, to Elwin Ewing Bushman and Genevieve Tanner Despain Bushman.

Sister Bushman is a ward missionary and temple ordinance worker, served with her husband as he presided over the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission and is a former stake Primary president and ward Relief Society president’s counselor. Born in Vernal, Utah, to Victor Lester and Marjor Olson Bingham.