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New Temple Presidents

Three new temple presidents have been called by the First Presidency, with their wives to serve as matrons.

New Temple Presidents

Ginger A. and Kim B. Beckstead. New temple presidents June 18, 2011
Ginger A. and Kim B. Beckstead. New temple presidents June 18, 2011 Photo: © IRI

Kim Burton Beckstead, 63, Memorial Springs Ward, Klein Texas Stake, called as president of the San Antonio Texas Temple, succeeding President Marion D. Woods. President Beckstead's wife, Ginger Ann Adams Beckstead, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a Sunday School teacher and a sealer in the Houston Texas Temple. He has served as president of the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission, mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, bishop and high councilor. A retired owner of a real estate brokerage, he was born in Kirtland, N.M., to Cloyde Holt and Rhea Elizabeth Stolworthy Beckstead.

Sister Beckstead serves as a Sunday School teacher and ordinance worker in the Houston Texas Temple. She previously served with her husband as he presided over the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission, and has served as a stake and ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, and ward Young Women president. She was born in Big Spring, Texas, to Harvey Lee and Wilma Faye Mitchell Adams.

Pilar U. and E. Israel Perez Citalan. New temple presidents June 18, 2011.
Pilar U. and E. Israel Perez Citalan. New temple presidents June 18, 2011. Photo: © IRI

Eriberto Israel Pérez Citalán, 64, El Bosque Ward, Quetzaltenango Guatemala El Bosque Stake, called as president of the new Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple. President Pérez' wife, Pilar Ulin López de Pérez, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a stake Family History Center Director and Sunday School teacher. He has served as an Area Seventy, president of the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission, Area Authority, regional representative, second counselor in the San José Costa Rica Temple and district president. An owner/operator of an office, home, and commercial furnishings company, he was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to Ricardo Pérez Coyoyu and Ignacia Citalán de Pérez.

Sister Pérez serves as a teacher. She previously served with her husband as he presided over the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission, and at the San José Costa Rica Temple, where she served as assistant to the matron. She has also served as stake Relief Society president and counselor, ward Primary president and counselor and temple missionary. She was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to Basilio Ulin and Saturnia López de Ulin.

R. Randall and Kay T. Huff. New temple presidents June 18, 2011.
R. Randall and Kay T. Huff. New temple presidents June 18, 2011. Photo: © IRI

Reece Randall Huff, 70, Pasadena Ward, Pasadena California Stake, called as president of the Los Angeles California Temple, succeeding President Grant R Brimhall. President Huff's wife, Kay Whiteley Taylor Huff, will serve as temple matron. He serves on the Los Angeles Public Affairs Council Executive Committee, and as chairman of the Howard W. Hunter Foundation and the Mormon Studies Council at the Claremont Graduate University. He has served as an Area Seventy, president of the California Sacramento Mission, stake president and bishop. An attorney and retired partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, he was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Reece Thorn and Ora Marie Johnson Knudson Huff.

Sister Huff serves as stake Young Women president. She previously served with her husband as he presided over the California Sacramento Mission. She has also served as stake and ward Relief Society president's counselor, stake and ward Young Women president and as a ward Primary president's counselor. She was born in Portland, Ore., to George Whitaker and Helen Amanda Whiteley Taylor.