New Presidents for Sapporo Japan Temple, Paris France Temple, and More

Contributed By the Church News

  • 16 June 2016

The First Presidency has called the following new temple presidents and matrons:

Campinas Brazil Temple

Marcia K. and Alceu Arndt

Alceu Arndt, 62, Parque dos Maias Ward, Porto Alegre Brazil North Stake, called as president of the Campinas Brazil Temple, succeeding President Silvio Geschwandtner. President Arndt’s wife, Marcia Kruger Arndt, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marion Geschwandtner. He serves as president of the Porto Alegre Brazil North Stake. He has also served as bishop, branch president, elders quorum president, and stake clerk. Retired facilities manager for the Church, he was born in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, to Alexandre and Erica Arndt.

Sister Arndt serves as a Relief Society compassionate service coordinator. She has served as a stake Relief Society president’s counselor and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. She was born in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, to Alfredo and Waltrudes Hann Kruger.

Johannesburg South Africa Temple

Jennifer F. and Colin H. Bricknell

Colin Horton Bricknell, 70, Krugersdorp 2nd Ward, Roodepoort South Africa Stake, called as president of the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, succeeding President Robert Eppel. President Bricknell’s wife, Jennifer Elizabeth Fitchet Bricknell, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Pamela A. Eppel. He serves as a young single adult adviser. He has served as an Area Seventy, president of the Idaho Pocatello Mission, president of the South Africa Missionary Training Center, stake president, bishop, and high councilor. A real estate broker, he was born in East London, South Africa, to Ivor Leslie and Winifred Rose Bricknell.

Sister Bricknell serves as a young single adult adviser. She served with her husband as he presided over the Idaho Pocatello Mission. She has also served as stake and ward Young Women president, stake and ward Primary president, and ward Relief Society president. She was born in Springs, South Africa, to David Dennis Byrnes and Elizabeth Pienaar Fitchet.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple

Robert D. and Michele C. Call

Robert David Call, 61, Juárez 1st Ward, Colonia Juárez Mexico Stake, called as president of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, succeeding President José Jiménez Barreto. President Call’s wife, Michele Coburn Call, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Yolanda M. de Jiménez. He serves as a patriarch. He has served as president of the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission, branch president, stake and ward Young Men president, and ward clerk. A fruit grower, he was born in Provo, Utah, to Waldo Pratt and Beverly Johnson Call.

Sister Call serves as ward music chairman and Primary music leader. She served with her husband as he presided over the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission and has also served in stake and ward Relief Society presidencies and as ward Young Women president and ward Primary president. She was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Hal Jeremy and Edna Peggy Wood Coburn.

Tampico Mexico Temple

Mona S. and Halver S. Cluff

Halver Samuel Cluff, 68, Juárez 1st Ward, Colonia Juárez Mexico Stake, called as president of the Tampico Mexico Temple, succeeding President Miguel Briones Alvarado. President Cluff’s wife, Mona Strate Cluff, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Sariah G. de Briones. He serves as second counselor in the Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple presidency. He has served as president of the México Chihuahua Mission, stake president’s counselor, bishop, and high councilor. Retired director of the Church Juárez Academy, he was born in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Halver J. and Margaret Brown Cluff.

Sister Cluff serves as an assistant to the matron at the Colonia Juárez Mexico Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the México Chihuahua Mission and has also served as stake Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and seminary teacher. She was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to Fredrick Carl and Harriet Strate.

Paris France Temple

Gérard S. and Annie R. Giraud-Carrier

Gérard Séraphin Gilbert Giraud-Carrier, 72, Grenoble Ward, Lyon France Stake, called as president of the new Paris France Temple. President Giraud-Carrier’s wife, Annie Marie Louise Reveyron Giraud-Carrier, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a ward clerk. He has served as president of the Madagascar Mascarene Islands Mission, second counselor in the Bern Switzerland Temple presidency, stake president, bishop, patriarch, regional representative, and temple sealer. Retired operations and maintenance area manager for the Church, he was born in Revel, Isere, France, to Séraphin Aimé Marcel Giraud-Carrier and Yvonne Maria Amodru.

Sister Giraud-Carrier serves as an institute teacher. She served with her husband as he presided over the Madagascar Mascarene Islands Mission. She has also served as assistant to the matron at the Bern Switzerland Temple, stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, stake family history consultant, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Chambery, Savoie, France, to Charles Reveyron and Marguerite Marie Péroline Péclier.

Sapporo Japan Temple

Bin and Hiroko Kanesaki Kikuchi

Bin Kikuchi, 67, Shinoro Ward, Asahikawa Japan Stake, called as president of the new Sapporo Japan Temple. President Kikuchi’s wife, Hiroko Kanesaki Kikuchi, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a temple sealer and temple ordinance worker. He has served as an Area Seventy, president of the Japan Tokyo North Mission, stake president, branch president, and high councilor. President of U & I Japan, he was born in Sawada, Japan, to Mitsuo and Honma Tazuko Kikuchi.

Sister Kikuchi serves as a Relief Society compassionate service worker and temple ordinance worker. She served with her husband as he presided over the Japan Tokyo North Mission and has also served as stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and ward missionary. She was born in Ohashinai Muroran City, Hokkaido, Japan, to Kikuo and Kodama Tomiyo Kanesaki.