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First Presidency Calls 16 New Temple Presidents and Matrons to Serve in Boise, Provo City Temples + More

From Tahiti to Boise and Brazil to Provo, the following temple presidents and their wives have been called to serve in temples around the world.

Homero Salvador Amato, 69, Jardim da Saúde Ward, São Paulo Brazil Jardim da Saúde Stake, called as president of the Manaus Brazil Temple, succeeding President Edson Lopes. President Amato’s wife, Sandra Puerta Amato, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Maria Luiza Lopes. He is a senior missionary couple, and a former Area Seventy, Brazil Salvador Mission president, São Paulo Missionary Training Center presidency counselor, bishop, stake presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker. Retired executive vice president, CATHO Group, he was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Francisco and Eulalia Garcia Amato Jr.

Sister Amato is a senior missionary couple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Brazil Salvador Mission, and is a former stake and ward Young Women president, stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to José Benjamim and Diva Euzébia Puerta.

Larry Douglas Bishop, 68, Sun Rise Ward, Boise Idaho West Stake, called as president of the Boise Idaho Temple, succeeding President A. Brent Belliston. President Bishop’s wife, Linda Doman Bishop, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Diane B. Belliston. He is a temple sealer and a former stake president, bishop and high councilor. Retired pediatrician, he was born in Logan, Utah, to Vernal Reid Bishop and Ella Jean Messinger.

Sister Bishop is a Bear den leader and temple ordinance worker, and a former stake Primary president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and ward Primary presidency counselor. Born in Denver to James Chandler and Leona Doman.

Mitchell Allen Chesney, 66, Northridge Ward, Highlands Ranch Colorado Stake, called as president of the Denver Colorado Temple, succeeding President Robert M. Lewis. President Chesney’s wife, Joyce Maxfield Chesney, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Renae Lewis. He is a Denver Colorado Temple presidency counselor and a former bishop, stake presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor and high councilor. Chairman and CEO of Denver Reserve Corporation, he was born in Hinton, Oklahoma, to Henry Jerrell and Peggy Joyce Bergman Chesney.

Sister Chesney is an assistant to the matron of the Denver Colorado Temple and a former ward Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, ward organist and temple ordinance worker. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Calvin L and Gladys Arlene Jones Maxfield.

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