Preston James Checketts, 68, Bear River 3rd Ward, Brigham City Utah North Stake, called as president of the new Brigham City Utah Temple. President Checketts' wife, Louise Backman Checketts, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a stake patriarch. He has served as president of the California Roseville Mission, stake president, bishop and high councilor. A retired IT director with Box Elder School District, he was born in Brigham City, Utah, to Newell C and Rula Hannah Rasmussen Checketts.
Five new temple presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.