New Temple Presidents Called to Mexico, Missouri, Montana, and Guatemala

  • 2 July 2015

Four new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.

Oaxaca Mexico Temple

Victor M. and Aurora H. Cárdenas López

Victor Manuel Cárdenas López, 66, Mira Azul Ward, Mexico City Tepalcapa Stake, called as president of the Oaxaca Mexico Temple, succeeding President Donald W. Atkinson. President Cárdenas’s wife, Aurora Ibarra Herrera de Cárdenas, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Cathy M. Atkinson. He serves as a ward young single adult adviser. He has served as president of the Mexico Merida Mission, stake president, bishop, high councilor, and branch president. An independent sales representative for a medical software company, he was born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, to Reynaldo Cárdenas Savori and Alicia de Cárdenas López.

Sister Cárdenas serves as a ward single adult adviser. She served with her husband as he presided over the Mexico Merida Mission. She has also served as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women president, and seminary teacher. She was born in El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico, to Ibarra Montijo Gustavo and Aurora Herrera Ayala.

St. Louis Missouri Temple

Terry R. and Melodee L. Clegg

Terry Raymond Clegg, 68, Kensington Ward, Farmington Utah North Stake, called as president of the St. Louis Missouri Temple, succeeding President George D. Bankhead. President Clegg’s wife, Melodee Larsen Clegg, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Anita S. Bankhead. He serves as a sealer in the Bountiful Utah Temple. He has served as president of the England Manchester Mission, president of the England Missionary Training Center, Young Men general board member, high councilor, and stake Young Men president. A retired businessman, he was born in Park City, Utah, to James Raymond and Edythe Grace Johnson Clegg.

Sister Clegg serves as a ward Primary teacher and as a temple ordinance worker in the Bountiful Utah Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the England Manchester Mission and the England Missionary Training Center. She has also served as a stake Primary president’s counselor, ward Relief Society president, and ward Young Women secretary. She was born in Van Nuys, California, to Glen C. and LaJune Irene Sorenson Larsen.

Billings Montana Temple

Kenneth D. and Dawn S. Getz

Kenneth Dale Getz, 66, Porter Lane 1st Ward, Centerville Utah South Stake, called as president of the Billings Montana Temple, succeeding President Edward E. Jorden. President Getz’s wife, Dawn Lugene Schauerhamer Getz, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lesley L. Jorden. He serves as a senior missionary in the Japan Sapporo Mission. He has served as stake president, bishop, stake mission president, high priests group leader, and temple ordinance worker. Retired manager for Exxon Mobil Corporation, he was born in Miles City, Montana, to Kenneth Earl and Dorothy Elaine Steiber Getz.

Sister Getz serves with her husband as a senior missionary in the Japan Sapporo Mission. She has served in stake Relief Society and Primary presidencies and as ward Relief Society and Young Women president and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Daniel Reuben and Thelma Bernice Thorup Schauerhamer.

Guatemala City Guatemala Temple

John B. and Christine C. Norman

John Badger Norman, 63, Bountiful 16th Ward, Bountiful Utah Heights Stake, called as president of the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple, succeeding President William A. Burk. President Norman’s wife, Christine Cornwall Norman, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Patricia S. Burk. He serves as a volunteer assistant recorder and sealer in the Oaxaca Mexico Temple and as a senior missionary. He has served as second counselor in the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple presidency, bishop, branch president, high councilor, and temple ordinance worker. A retired businessman, he was born in Murray, Utah, to Edgar Carl and Elizabeth Badger Norman.

Sister Norman serves with her husband as a senior missionary at the Oaxaca Mexico Temple. She has served as assistant to the matron of the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, Sunday School teacher, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Salt Lake City to Glenn Hill and Shirley Westover Cornwall.