Four New Temple Presidents and Wives Called

  • 8 July 2015

The First Presidency called four new temple presidents and matrons. They will begin their service later this year.

Redlands California Temple

Joan C. and Gary E. Baugh.

Gary Evan Baugh, 72, Valley View Ward, Moreno Valley California Stake, called as president of the Redlands California Temple, succeeding President Nolan P. Kerr. President Baugh’s wife, Joan Christensen Baugh, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Sandra H. Kerr. He serves as a patriarch and sealer in the Redlands California Temple. He has served as president of the Sweden Stockholm Mission, stake president’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, and stake mission president. Retired assistant to the city manager/risk manager for the city of Moreno Valley, he was born in Port Townsend, Washington, to Evan Alvin and Clara Walters Bair Baugh.

Sister Baugh serves in a stake Relief Society presidency and as a temple ordinance worker in the Redlands California Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Sweden Stockholm Mission. She has also served in stake and ward Young Women presidencies and as ward Relief Society president, branch Young Women president, and ward Primary president. She was born in Lehi, Utah, to Ray Dean Christensen and Louise Sara Christensen Chanak.

Stockholm Sweden Temple

Gerd H. and Sven I. Nyman.

Sven Ingemar Nyman, 64, Södertälje Ward, Stockholm Sweden Stake, called as president of the Stockholm Sweden Temple, succeeding President Jan K. Evensen. President Nyman’s wife, Gerd Gunnel Louise Hedqvist Nyman, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marit W. Evensen. He serves as an area family history adviser and a high priests group second assistant. He has served as stake president, bishop, high councilor, branch president, and temple ordinance worker. Former director of sport of the Swedish Golf Federation, he was born in Boden, Norrbotten, Sweden, to Johan Holger and Britt Majvor Nyman.

Sister Nyman serves as a ward Primary president and temple ordinance worker. She has served as ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, and Sunday School teacher. She was born in Bjurholm, Västerbotten, Sweden, to John Sixten and Magnhild Ebba Viola Hedqvist.

San José Costa Rica Temple

Rodolfo J. and Noemy C. Meza Sibaja.

Rodolfo José Meza Sibaja, 70, Villa Hermosa Ward, Alajuela Costa Rica Stake, called as president of the San José Costa Rica Temple, succeeding President Laurie B. Craig. President Meza’s wife, Noemy Cambronero Murillo de Meza, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Pamela K. Craig. He serves as a patriarch and a sealer in the San José Costa Rica Temple. He has served as a stake president, bishop, high councilor, district president, and branch president. A retired professor of geography and history, he was born in Alajuela, Costa Rica, to Rodolfo Meza Peralta and María Isabel Sibaja Lobo.

Sister Meza serves in a ward Relief Society presidency. She has served as district and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, and seminary teacher. She was born in Centro Orotina, Alajuela, Costa Rica, to Hernán Cambronero Montero and Angela Murillo Venegas.

The Hague Netherlands Temple

Sandra R. and Marvin R. Van Dam.

Marvin Reed Van Dam, 72, Olympus 7th Ward, Salt Lake Olympus Stake, called as president of the Hague Netherlands Temple, succeeding President Christiaan H. Kleijweg. President Van Dam’s wife, Sandra Jean Rabiger Van Dam, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marianne Kleijweg-Jongkees. He serves as a full-time missionary and branch president in the Belgium-Netherlands Mission. He has served as president of the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission, stake president’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, and stake Young Men president. Retired director for temporal affairs for the Church, he was born in Paso Robles, California, to Donovan Herbert and Ada Strong Van Dam.

Sister Van Dam serves as a full-time missionary and in branch Primary and music callings. She served with her husband as he presided over the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission. She has also served as ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Edward Elmer and June Arvilla Rabiger.