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First Presidency Calls 6 New Temple Presidents in U.S., Australia + More

From Mexico to Australia and the U.S. to the Philippines, the First Presidency has called six new temple presidents and their wives to serve in temples around the world. 

Cebu City Philippines Temple


Jose Trinidad Aguilar, 71, Cabuyao 1st Ward, Cabuyao Philippines Stake, called as president of the Cebu City Philippines Temple, succeeding President Cesar Abina Perez Jr. President Aguilar’s wife, Nenita Garcia Basallaje Aguilar, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Fe A. Perez. He is a mission presidency counselor and a former regional representative, stake president, and bishop. Owner of Heads Up Enterprise, he was born in Manila, Philippines, to Pedro Celestino Aguilar and Francisca Nario Trinidad.

Sister Aguilar is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, self-reliance facilitator, and ward choir director. She was born in San Nicolas Bacoor, Philippines, to Lazaro Calugdan Basallaje and Marcela Garcia Garcia.

Boston Massachusetts Temple

Lloyd S Baird, 72, Belmont 1st Ward, Cambridge Massachusetts Stake, called as president of the Boston Massachusetts Temple, succeeding President Steven C. Wheelwright. President Baird’s wife, Jana Andrews Baird, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Margaret S. Wheelwright. He is a sealer in the Boston Massachusetts Temple and a former stake president, bishop, and mission presidency counselor. A professor emeritus and visiting professor, he was born in Logan, Utah, to Bruce Lloyd and Mary Ruth Baird.

Sister Baird is a stake Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker and a former stake Young Women and Primary president and ward Relief Society president. She was born in Gainesville, Florida, to James Hoyt and Evelyn Estelle Andrews.

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