Three Temples in Utah, Taiwan, and British Columbia Get New Presidents

  • 2 June 2015

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

Monticello Utah Temple

Layne B. and Thomas V. Livingston

Thomas Van Livingston, 72, Monticello 2nd Ward, Monticello Utah Stake, called as president of the Monticello Utah Temple, succeeding President Richard D. Pincock. President Livingston’s wife, Layne Belliston Livingston, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Renee D. Pincock. He serves as a high councilor and a sealer in the Monticello Utah Temple. He has served as second counselor in the Monticello Utah Temple presidency, bishop, high priests group leader, and temple ordinance worker. A retired educator in the San Juan School District, he was born in Salt Lake City to Van Dee and Audrey Bailey Livingston.

Sister Livingston serves as a Primary teacher and as a temple ordinance worker. She has served as assistant to the matron at the Monticello Utah Temple, stake and ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women secretary, ward Primary president, and Sunday School teacher. She was born in Logan, Utah, to Duane Reed and Lucile Christensen Belliston.

Taipei Taiwan Temple

Lu Yen, Peng Yingn and Lu, Shin

Lu, Shin, 66, Wuchuan 1st Ward, Taichung Taiwan Stake, called as president of the Taipei Taiwan Temple, succeeding President Ho, Yu Chen (Philip). President Lu’s wife, Lu Yen, Peng Yingn, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lee, Mei Chen. He serves as a sealer in the Taipei Taiwan Temple. He has served as district president, branch president, patriarch, and counselor in a mission presidency. A director at China Grain R&D Institute, he was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to Lu, Lii-Gong and Lu Hsieh, Su-Jan.

Sister Lu Yen serves as a ward Relief Society president. She has served as stake and ward Young Women president, stake Primary president, and ward Relief Society president. She was born in Pingtung, Taiwan, to Yen, Wen Chuan and Yen Chou, Chin-Xiu.

Vancouver British Columbia Temple

Thomas E. and Linda D. Walker

Thomas Eldon Walker, 66, Willoughby Ward, Abbotsford British Columbia Stake, called as president of the Vancouver British Columbia Temple, succeeding President Ronald W. Komm. President Walker’s wife, Linda Lucille Davidson Walker, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Jane Komm. He serves as first counselor in the Vancouver British Columbia Temple. He has served as stake president, bishop, branch president, high councilor, and welfare regional chairman. A retired dentist, he was born in Edmonton, Alberta, to Clifford Ross and Ruth Merrill Tanner Walker.

Sister Walker serves as assistant to the matron at the Vancouver British Columbia Temple. She has served as a counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and institute teacher. She was born in Calgary, Alberta, to Max Whitley and Gladys Anderson Davidson.