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New temple presidents

Five new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency, with their wives called as matrons. They will begin service soon.

Elder Douglas L. Callister, 70, Mueller Park 9th Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake, called as president of the Bountiful Utah Temple, succeeding President H. Bryan Richards. President Callister's wife, Jeannette McKibben Callister, will serve as temple matron. President Callister is a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He has served as an Area Seventy, regional representative, president of the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission, stake president and bishop. A former attorney and founding partner of a law firm, he was born in Glendale, Calif., to Reed Eddington and Effie Norinne Richards Callister.

Douglas L. and Jeannette M. Callister
Douglas L. and Jeannette M. Callister

Sister Callister is a ward Relief Society teacher. She served with her husband when he presided over the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission. She has also served as a stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, counselor and teacher. She was born in Glendale, Calif., to Frank Preston and Mabel Call McKibben.

Michael Finlinson Moody, 68, Woods Cross 3rd Ward, Woods Cross Utah North Stake, called as president of the Papeete Tahiti Temple, succeeding President Thomas R. Stone. President Moody's wife, Maria Ann Toronto Moody, will serve as temple matron. President Moody is a temple and ward organist, Tabernacle Choir volunteer and Music and Cultural Arts volunteer. He previously served as president of the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission, stake president, high councilor, bishop and senior couple missionary. Retired as chairman of the General Music Committee for the Church. He was born in Payson, Utah, to Milo Crestfield and Virginia Finlinson Moody.

Maria A. and Michael F. Moody
Maria A. and Michael F. Moody

Sister Moody is a stake LDS Family Services instructor and Tabernacle Choir volunteer. She served with her husband as he presided over the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission. She also served as a stake Relief Society president, on a senior couple mission at the BYU Jerusalem Center and as an institute teacher. She was born in Richfield, Utah, to Joseph Young and Ila Christensen Toronto.

Moises Mercado Mabunga Jr., 62, Highland 9th Ward, South Jordan Utah Highland Stake, called as president of the Manila Philippines Temple, succeeding President Earl M. Monson. President Mabunga's wife, Amparo Alzate Hipol Mabunga, will serve as temple matron. President Mabunga is a gospel doctrine teacher. He has served as president of the Philippines Davao Mission, stake mission president, stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop, high priests group leader and temple ordinance worker. A retired facilities manager for the Church, he was born in Manila, Philippines, to Moises Marzan and Vicenta Mercado Mabunga Sr.

Moises M. and Amparo A. Mabunga
Moises M. and Amparo A. Mabunga

Sister Mabunga serves with her husband as a gospel doctrine teacher, and served with him as he presided over the Philippines Davao Mission. She has served as a ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Relief Society teacher and Young Women adviser. She was born in Manila, Philippines, to Francisco Campos and Filomena Alzate Hipol.

Paul Kent Oscarson, 62, Ensign 2nd Ward, Salt Lake Ensign Stake, called as president of the Stockholm Sweden Temple, succeeding President Bengt Hoglund. President Oscarson's wife, Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson, will serve as temple matron. President Oscarson is a gospel doctrine teacher and ward employment specialist. He previously served as president of the Sweden Goteborg Mission, stake president, stake president's counselor, bishop, branch president and high priests group leader. A retired department store regional manager, he was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Roy Wilhelm and Vera Brown Oscarson.

Paul K. and Bonnie L. Oscarson
Paul K. and Bonnie L. Oscarson

Sister Oscarson is a gospel doctrine teacher and served with her husband while he presided over the Sweden Goteborg Mission. She has served as a ward Young Women president, temple ordinance worker, ward enrichment leader and seminary teacher. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Theo James and Jean Stringham Green.

Santiago Mejia Mora, 67, Esmeralda Ward, Puebla Mexico La Paz Stake, called as president of the Mexico City Mexico Temple, succeeding President Ned B. Roueche. President Mejia's wife, Rosa Maria Gomez Martinez de Mejia, will serve as temple matron. President Mejia is a sealer and is serving as a senior couple missionary in the Church History Department. He has previously served as president of the Mexico Torreon Mission, regional representative, stake president and district president. A retired records acquisition specialist for the Church, he was born in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, to Esteban Mejia Calderon and Jovita Mora Hernandez.

Rosa Maria and Santiago Mejia
Rosa Maria and Santiago Mejia

Sister Mejia serves as a senior couple missionary in the Church History Department. She served with her husband while he presided over the Mexico Torreon Mission. She has served as ward Young Women president, ward Young Women adviser, and as a counselor in a stake and ward Relief Society presidency and Young Women presidency. She was born in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, to Gilberto Gomez Castellanos and Maria Luisa Martinez Gomez.

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