New Temple Presidents Begin Service in Australia

  • 24 November 2011

Temple Presidents and Matrons in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serve for three years. November brought to a close those years of selfless work for couples in Adelaide and Sydney. Peter and Genivive Barr are called to the assignment in the Sydney Temple; Barry and Pauline Lee have begun serving in Adelaide.

PETER ROLAND BARR, from the Toukley Ward, Newcastle Australia Stake, is now serving as President of the Sydney Australia Temple, succeeding W. John Bailey. President Barr was called as president of the Baltic Mission. He has also served as a stake president, stake president's counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake mission president, ward Single Adult adviser, and volunteer assistant temple recorder. A retired owner/director of several clothing stores, he was born in Skuodas, Lithuania, to Kazys and Marta Petcavicius Barstys.

GENIVIVE ROMANIAK BARR is now the Sydney Temple Matron. Sister Barr served with her husband as he presided over the Baltic Mission. She has also been a stake and ward Primary president, ward Young Women president's counselor, seminary teacher, ward single adult adviser, and temple ordinance worker. Sister Barr was born in Koblenz, Germany, to John and Katarina Pirog Saladino Romaniak.

BARRY LEE, from the Morialta Ward, Adelaide Australia d Sister LeeFirle Stake, is serving as President of the Adelaide Australia Temple, succeeding Philip F. Howes. President Lee has been an Area Seventy, president of the Australia Melbourne West Mission, mission president's counselor, area Public Affairs director, and stake president. A retired principal management consultant, he was born in Preston, England, to Albert George and Hilda Miller Lee.

PAULINE JOY RAMSEY LEE is the new Matron of the Adelaide Temple. Sister Lee served with her husband as he presided over the Australia Melbourne West Mission. She has also served as a stake Relief Society president's counselor, stake and ward Young Women president, stake Young Women president's secretary, institute teacher and area Family History advisor. She was born in Adelaide, Australia, to Charles Eric and Dorothy Jean Thompson Ramsey.