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New temple presidents

Larry Keith Bair, 65, Lacamas Creek Ward, Vancouver Washington East Stake, called as president of the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple, succeeding President Donald G. Harris. President Bair's wife, JoAnn Woodruff Bair, will serve as temple matron. A sealer in the Portland Oregon Temple and an institute instructor, he has previously served as the president of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission, as well as a stake president, stake president's counselor, bishop's counselor and high councilor. Owner and CEO of Columbia Ultimate Business Systems, he was born in Logan, Utah, to Clendon George and Luella Jane Dowdle Bair.

Larry K. and JoAnn Bair
Larry K. and JoAnn Bair

Sister Bair, a Relief Society teacher, served with her husband as he presided over the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission and has served in stake and ward Relief Society presidencies and as ward organist. She was born in Logan, Utah, to Wilford Weekes and Afton Lowe Woodruff.

Kent Rigby Van Kampen, 73, Hoover Ward, Bessemer Alabama Stake, called as president of the Birmingham Alabama Temple, succeeding President Malcolm D. Otis. President Van Kampen's wife, Geniel Rhees Van Kampen, will serve as temple matron. A sealer in the Birmingham Alabama Temple, he has previously served as a counselor in the Birmingham Alabama Temple presidency, stake president's counselor, mission president's counselor, bishop and high councilor. The chief operating officer and president of Vaxin Inc., he was born in Brigham City, Utah, to Rudolph Lincoln and Afton Frances Rigby Van Kampen.

Kent R. and Geniel R. Van Kampen
Kent R. and Geniel R. Van Kampen

Sister Van Kampen, a stake Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker, has served as an assistant to the matron of the Birmingham Alabama Temple and as ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Reuben George and Thelma Ward Rhees.

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