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Church Calls 8 New Temple Presidents

The First Presidency has called the following eight new temple presidents and matrons:

Star Valley Wyoming Temple

McKell W Allred, 68, Salt River Ward, Afton Wyoming Stake, called as president of the new Star Valley Wyoming Temple. President McKell’s wife, 

Sister Allred is a ward organist and pianist and has served as ward Primary president, Young Women adviser, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Afton, Wyoming, to Gleno Welker and Renee Pendleton Draney.

Columbia River Washington Temple

Marvin Tanner Brinkerhoff, 68, Five Oaks Ward, Cedar Mill Oregon Stake, called as president of the Columbia River Washington Temple, succeeding President George E. Johnson. President Brinkerhoff’s wife, Cailynn Gailey Brinkerhoff, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Evelyn Johnson. Brother Brinkerhoff serves as a director of public affairs and has served as an Area Seventy, president of the Idaho Pocatello Mission, stake president, bishop, and high councilor. Retired director of internal audit, he was born in Richfield, Utah, to Wilford Stanley and Hilma Brinkerhoff.

Sister Brinkerhoff serves as a director of public affairs. She served with her husband as he served as a mission president. She also served in stake and ward Relief Society and Primary presidencies, as ward music chair, and as a temple worker. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Blain S. and Opal L. Gailey.

Lead image of the London Temple from LDS Church Temples.
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