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Rome, Colombia temples welcome new presidents

Two new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service when the temples are dedicated.

César A. and Miryam H. Dávila

César Augusto Dávila Peñaloza, 67, Porvenir Ward, Barranquilla Colombia Paraíso Stake, called as president of the new Barranquilla Colombia Temple. President Dávila’s wife, Miryam Hernández Cruz de Dávila, will serve as temple matron. He is a high councilor and a former Area Seventy, Colombia Barranquilla Mission president, regional representative, stake presidency counselor and branch president. Project manager for the LDS Church, he was born in Bogotá, Colombia, to Julio Enrique Dávila Villamizar and Ana Rita Peñaloza Martínez de Dávila.

Sister Dávila is a temple missionary. She served with her husband as he presided over the Colombia Barranquilla Mission, and is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, to Alfonso Hernández and María Antónia Cruz Leguizamón.

Craig N. and Julie M. Pacini

Craig Neil Pacini, 64, Ensign 1st Ward, Salt Lake Ensign Stake, called as president of the new Rome Italy Temple. President Pacini’s wife, Julie Anne Metcalfe Pacini, will serve as temple matron. He is a Boy Scout district chairman and a former Italy Rome Mission president, bishop, high councilor and temple ordinance worker. Retired Human Resource director for the LDS Church, he was born in San Francisco, California, to LeRoy Thomas and Venice Lawana Davis Pacini.

Sister Pacini is a ward Relief Society ministering supervisor. She served with her husband as he presided over the Italy Rome Mission, and is a former stake Relief Society presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society and Primary president. She was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Derek Frank and Maureen Lenore Dawn Ottley Metcalfe.