Former Director of LDS Public Affairs Called to Serve As Temple President

by | May 06, 2016

Mormon Life

Michael Otterson, 67, former managing director of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has accepted a call to serve as president of the London England Temple.

Otterson, a native of Liverpool, England, was one of eight mission presidents whose names were released in an LDS Church News article on Thursday. His wife, Catherine Berry Otterson, will serve as temple matron.

During his time as managing director, Otterson, whose replacement was announced in April, appeared frequently in the media and his British accent became recognizable to members of the LDS Church as he helped navigate through the “Mormon Moment,” the popularity of “The Book of Mormon” musical and the attention surrounding Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president of the United States in 2012. 

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