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Church Calls New President for Utah Temple + 15 More

From Nigeria to Utah and Denmark to Tonga, find out more about the new temple presidents and matrons recently called to serve by the First Presidency.

The First Presidency has called the following sixteen new temple presidents and matrons.

Aba Nigeria Temple

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John Edafe Kosin, 59, Ugbor Ward, Benin City Nigeria Ikpokpan Stake, called as president of the Aba Nigeria Temple, succeeding President John A. Ihenkoro. President Kosin’s wife, Christiana Chuko Igbigbi Kosin, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Ada B. Ihenkoro. Brother Kosin is a ward self-reliance specialist. He served as president of the Nigeria Calabar Mission, district president, bishop, and branch president. Manager of finance and accounts. Born in Kokori, Delta State, Nigeria, to Kosin Samuel Onofekohwo and Ititi Ayewanma Emagege.

Sister Kosin is a ward self-reliance specialist. She served with her husband as he presided over the Nigeria Calabar Mission and served as district Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor and Sunday School teacher. Born in Eku, Delta State, Nigeria, to Nicholas Ovigweraye Igbigbi and Martina Elizabeth Owotuoma.

Provo Utah Temple

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Donald Hugh Livingstone, 73, Riverside Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake, called as president of the Provo Utah Temple, succeeding President Alan C. Ashton. President Livingstone’s wife, Marsha Lou Thompson Livingstone, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Karen J. Ashton. Brother Ashton is first counselor in the Provo Utah Temple presidency. He served as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, and senior missionary with his wife. Retired professor of accounting. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Robert Donald and Merne Livingstone.

Sister Livingstone is an assistant to the matron of the Provo Utah Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission and served as stake and ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Primary president, and senior missionary with her husband. Born in Warsaw, Indiana, to William Howard and Ann Esplin Thompson.

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