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First Presidency Calls 4 New Temple Presidents to Serve in Fiji, Canada + More

by | Jun. 01, 2018

Mormon Life

From Mexico to Fiji and Canada to Utah, the First Presidency has called four new temple presidents and their wives to serve in temples around the world. 

Villahermosa Mexico Temple

Elpidio Francisco Contreras Cepeda, 67, Hidalgo Ward, Monterrey Mexico Morelos Stake, called as president of the Villahermosa Mexico Temple, succeeding President Marvin E. Turley. President Contreras’ wife, Raquel Mary Almaguer Compeán de Contreras, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Janis K. Turley. He is a stake Young Men president and temple sealer, and a former stake president, bishop, branch president, and high councilor. Retired computer systems specialist, he was born in Saltillo, Mexico, to José Contreras Morales and Lucía Cepeda Salas.

Sister Contreras is a stake Young Women president, and a former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and seminary teacher. She was born in Davenport, Iowa, to Carlos Almaguer Echartea and Olga de Almaguer Compeán.

Manti Utah Temple

Douglas Morgan Dyreng, 70, Manti 5th Ward, Manti Utah Stake, called as president of the Manti Utah Temple, succeeding President Lon B. Nally. President Dyreng’s wife, Valerie Kay Brown Dyreng, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Kaye P. Nally. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple sealer, and a former stake president and bishop. Retired dean of business and technology at Snow College, he was born in Manti, Utah, to Ray Morgan and Helen Dyreng.

Sister Dyreng is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker, and a former stake Relief Society and Primary president, and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Salt Lake City to Louis Ray and Kathleen Jensen Brown.

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