Temple Presidents Called for Las Vegas Nevada and Kansas City Missouri Temples

  • 12 March 2015

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

Kansas City Missouri Temple

Dennis H. and D. Diane Karpowitz

Dennis Hanks Karpowitz, 72, Lawrence 2nd Ward, Topeka Kansas Stake, called as president of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, succeeding President John W. Hardy. President Karpowitz’s wife, Dorothy Diane Carpenter Karpowitz, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Nancy S. Hardy. He serves as first counselor in the Kansas City Temple presidency. He has served as stake president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in the Missouri Independence Mission, and stake executive secretary. A retired associate professor of psychology, he was born in Salt Lake City to Frank Bruno and Alice Josephine Karpowitz.

Sister Karpowitz serves as an assistant to the matron at the Kansas City Missouri Temple. She has served as a ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, ward Primary president, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Salt Lake City to Frank J. and Dorothy Darlene Carpenter.

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Judi Ann P. and Stanford W. Nielson

Stanford Willis Nielson, 61, Ridges Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Lakes Stake, called as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, succeeding President Terry D. Rogers. President Nielson’s wife, Judi Ann Parker Nielson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Sandra L. Rogers. He serves as a temple missionary in the Manhattan New York Temple. He has served as president of the Poland Warsaw Mission, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high councilor, and temple ordinance worker. Co-owner and partner of Sunburst Shutters and real estate investor, he was born in Mesa, Arizona, to Willis Frihoff and Nena Tremelling Nielson.

Sister Nielson serves as a temple missionary in the Manhattan New York Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Poland Warsaw Mission. She has also served in ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidencies and as a seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Seattle, Washington, to Robert Hal and Colleen A. Parker.