New Temple Presidents Called for Three Temples
Three new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.
Veracruz Mexico Temple
Craig Norman Hansen, 68, Barnes Park Ward, Kaysville Utah Deseret Mill Stake, called as president of the Veracruz Mexico Temple, succeeding President Mauricio Morales Lagunes. President Hansen’s wife, Joan Barber Hansen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lourdes D. Morales. Brother Hansen serves as a stake patriarch. He has served as president of the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission, president of the Mexico Missionary Training Center, stake president’s counselor, and bishop. A retired school district administrator, he was born in Ogden, Utah, to Norman Cook and Faye Hansen.
Sister Hansen serves as a patriarch’s scribe. She served with her husband as he presided over the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission and the Mexico Missionary Training Center. She has also served as ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, and on the Church Curriculum Resource Committee. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Charles Richard and Helen Flint Barber.
Tijuana Mexico Temple
Clark Bryant Hinckley, 67, Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake, called as president of the new Tijuana Mexico Temple. President Hinckley’s wife, Kathleen Hansen Hinckley, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a Sunday School teacher and as a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple. He has served as president of the Spain Barcelona Mission, stake president, bishop, and high councilor. A member of Zions Bank’s board of directors and retired senior vice president of Zions Bancorporation, he was born in Salt Lake City to Gordon Bitner and Marjorie Pay Hinckley.
Sister Hinckley serves as a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Spain Barcelona Mission and has also served in a stake Relief Society presidency and as ward Young Women president and adviser. She was born in Salt Lake City to Evan Owen and Darlene Maye Housley Hansen.
Montevideo Uruguay Temple
Daniel Omar Lobo Varela, 63, Montevideo 8th Ward, Montevideo Uruguay Cerro Stake, called as president of the Montevideo Uruguay Temple, succeeding President Jorge W. Ventura Brignoli. President Lobo’s wife, Blanca Raquel Gramática de Lobo, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lilian F. Ventura. He serves as second counselor in the Montevideo Uruguay Temple presidency. He has served as a mission president’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, bishop, and high councilor. A retired project manager for the Church, he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Cipriano Lobo and Inés Varela.
Sister Lobo serves as an assistant to the matron at the Montevideo Uruguay Temple. She has served as stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, and stake public affairs director. She was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Juan Antonio Gramática del Pino and Blanca Celeste Gramática.