LDS Church News

New temple presidents

Published: Saturday, May 24 2014 11:40 a.m. MDT

Anna G. and Gnther W. Erlacher

IRI

Three new temple presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.

Günther Werner Erlacher, 69, Linz Ward, Salzburg Austria Stake, called as president of the Freiberg Germany Temple, succeeding President Ernst Husz. President Erlacher’s wife, Anna Elisabeth Gigelleitner Erlacher, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marikka P. Husz. President Erlacher serves as second counselor in the Freiberg Germany Temple presidency. He has served as stake president, bishop, senior couple missionary and as a temple ordinance worker. The retired head of technology at Borealis, he was born in Sankt Pölten, Austria, to Jakob and Maria Renz Erlacher.

Sister Erlacher serves as an assistant to the matron of the Freiberg Germany Temple. She has served in stake Relief Society and Young Women presidencies, and as ward Young Women and Primary president, senior couple missionary and as a temple ordinance worker. She was born in Linz, Austria, to Andreas and Elisabeth Forstner Gigelleitner.

Dirk Orme Jergensen, 63, Lake Poway Ward, Poway California Stake, called as president of the San Diego California Temple, succeeding President G. Michael Finnigan. President Jergensen’s wife, Laurie Lane Zwick Jergensen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Karen R. Finnigan. President Jergensen serves as a Sunday School teacher and as a temple ordinance worker in the San Diego California Temple. He has served as president of the Iowa Des Moines Mission, and as a counselor in a stake presidency, bishop and as ward Young Men president. Director of Pharmacy/PIC at Modern Health LTC in San Diego, California, he was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Orme M and LuDeen Waldram Jergensen.

Sister Jergensen serves in a Relief Society presidency and as a temple ordinance worker in the San Diego California Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Iowa Des Moines Mission. She has also served as stake Relief Society president, in a stake Young Women presidency, and as ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and as a Church-service missionary. She was born in Salt Lake City to William Evert Zwick Jr. and Audrey McDonough Zwick.

J Brent Hatch, 69, Grove 3rd Ward, Chandler Arizona Stake, called as president of the Mesa Arizona Temple, succeeding President R. Gordon Porter. President Hatch’s wife, Renae Geddes Hatch, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Susan Porter. President Hatch serves as second counselor in the Mesa Arizona Temple presidency. He has served as stake president, bishop, high councilor, senior couple missionary and temple ordinance worker.

Sister Hatch serves as an assistant to the matron of the Mesa Arizona Temple. She has served in stake and ward Primary presidencies, and as ward Relief Society president, stake Young Single Adult leader, senior couple missionary, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Logan, Utah to Grant and Verna Larsen Geddes