First Presidency Calls Three New Temple Presidents

  • 26 March 2014

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

Portia S. and Jerry R. Boggess

Jerry R. Boggess, 70, Cypress Creek Branch, Pompano Beach Florida Stake, called as president of the new Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple. President Boggess’s wife, Portia Stevens Boggess, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a branch president. He has served as president of the Nigeria Enugu Mission, twice as a senior couple missionary, stake president, bishop, high councilor, and temple ordinance worker. Retired executive vice president of Tyco Industries, he was born in Murray, Utah, to Reid Leon and Clara Amelia Thomson Boggess.

Sister Boggess serves as a branch Relief Society counselor. She previously served with her husband as he presided over the Nigeria Enugu Mission and twice as a senior couple missionary. She has served as stake Relief Society president’s counselor; ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president; and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Fillmore, Utah, to Arnold Yardley and Claris Anna Mortenson Stevens.

Apia Samoa Temple

Leafa N. and Douglas W. Jessop

Douglas Walter Jessop, 68, Aua 3rd (English) Ward, Pago Pago Samoa Stake, called as president of the Apia Samoa Temple, succeeding President Alema S. Fitisemanu. President Jessop’s wife, Leafa Helen Nomura Jessop, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Merita Fitisemanu. President Jessup serves as a Gospel Doctrine teacher and family history consultant. He has served as an Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, high councilor, and ward Young Men president. A retired owner of a music company, he was born in Utulei Village, Tutuila, American Samoa, to Oscar Edward Cecil and Mele Toalua Jessop.

Sister Jessop serves as a family history consultant. She has served in stake Relief Society and Young Women presidencies and as a ward Young Women president. She was born in Utulei Village, Tutuila, American Samoa, to Michael and Pelenatete Nomura.

Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple

Enohe and José Gálvez

José María Gálvez, 68, Louisville 5th (Spanish) Ward, Louisville Kentucky Stake, called as president of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, succeeding President E. Israel Pérez Citalán. President Gálvez’s wife, Enohe Orellana Casasola de Gálvez, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Pilar de Pérez. President Gálvez serves as second counselor in the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple and has served as president of the Panama Panama City Mission, first counselor in the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple presidency, second counselor in the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple presidency, stake president, patriarch, and district president. A retired owner of a construction company, he was born in San Luís Jilotepeque, Jalapa, Guatemala, to Froylan López and Carmen Gálvez.

Sister Gálvez served with her husband as he presided over the Panama Panama City Mission. She has also served as assistant to the matron at the Guatemala City Guatemala and Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temples, stake Relief Society president, and ward Primary president. She was born in Amates, Izabal, Guatemala, to Ignacio and Margarita Castañeda Orellana.