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Janelle Haddock-Templeton

Biography :
Janelle Haddock-Templeton is a native of Hamilton, New Zealand and has resided there most of her life. She and her husband Alan Templeton, between them have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Janelle has a Diploma in Interior Design. For the last 20yrs, Janelle and her husband have built up a small business dealing with the ownership and management of residential rental properties. Janelle, converted to the LDS Church in 1996, has served in the Church as Relief Society President twice and more recently as a Seminary Teacher. About Me: When not serving missions, I enjoy maintaining property (includes landscaping & gardening), house painting, giving service in our Ward, spending time with parents, children, grandchildren and travelling with my husband.

Byron R. Jackson

Biography :
Byron Jackson is a senior executive in international finance and corporate treasury with a track record in building global treasury organizations, with team members from over 20 countries and extensive business experience in over 50 countries. He is currently working as Vice President and Treasurer of Itron Inc. in Liberty Lake, Washington and has held numerous other financial and international positions in Chicago, including Corporate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer at Motorola and Director of International Finance at FMC Corporation. He currently serves as chapter president in Prescott for the BYU Management Society and a career mentor in finance and Spanish. He also served on the advisory board of Spokane Chapter and president of the Chicago Chapter for many years. Byron has worked on the Advisory Board for the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Spokane as well as the Northeast Illinois Council in Chicago. He was also President of the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Merit Badge University held at Gonzaga in Spokane in 2012. Byron studied at Brigham Young University and received an MBA from Northwestern University in Chicago. He served as a bishop and member of the stake presidency while in Chicago as well as a bishop recently in a young single adult ward in Spokane, Washington. Byron also serves as an advisor to Welvu Foundation in Portland, Oregon. He has a strong interest in supporting young adults in making wise educational and career decisions. He has additional interest in facilitating low cost health education in developing countries.

Nancy Sarager Jackson

Biography :
Nancy Jackson is a native of Arizona but lived in Chicago for 35 years with her husband, Byron R. Jackson, where they raised their three daughters. She has 9 grandchildren who are the joy of her life. Nancy holds a Masters’ Degree in Counseling Psychology and was a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 20 years. She worked as a counselor for LDS Family Services and a member of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists. Nancy had the opportunity to speak at BYU Women’s Conference and this talk is still occasionally broadcast over BYUTV. She has written and presented seminars and workshops for many Church organizations, which include a variety of subjects, including, overcoming depression, self-motivation, communication skills, stress reductions, relationships, and child abuse. Nancy has worked in Church Education System for 16 years as an early morning seminary teacher and institute supervisor and teacher. She is a life coach and career mentor with the Prescott Chapter of the BYU Management Society.

Sam J Johnson

Biography :
Pres. Johnson was born in El Paso, Texas. His family moved to Phoenix, Arizona when he was 5 years old. All of his growing up occured in East Phoenix. He attended Camelback High School where he baptized his future wife, Kathy Freeman. He served a mission in the Argentina East Mission (1972-74). He married his sweetheart on Dec. 27, 1974 in the Manti, Utah Temple. Pres. Johnson earned his B.A. degree in Elementary and Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University. Upon graduation he was hired by the LDS Church Education System to teach Seminary in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Now many years later he has taught Seminary and Institute in West Phoenix (Alhaubra High School) and Flagstaff, Arizona and Lubbock, Texas before coming to Prescott, Arizona to be the Institute Director and Seminary Principal. Pres. and Sis. Johnson have four sons: Ben, Jacob, Jodie and Ethan who are married and living in the Phoenix area and Texas. They are also blessed with ten grandchildren. Pres. Johnson received a M.A. degree in Educational Psychology and has 40 hrs. towards a Doctorate degree. He is currently serving in the Prescott Valley Stake Presidency.

John C Kingston

Kathleen Lucille Kingston

Alan John Templeton

Biography :
Alan Templeton, although a native of New Zealand, is a transient Kiwi, having worked outside of NZ for most of his working career – Qualified ‘A’ Grade auto mechanic working for a Triumph, Rover, Land Rover and Studebaker Franchise in Hamilton NZ. Shifted focus to Mechanical Engineering by working in the workshop of a local Drilling Company. He went International in July 1981, living in Singapore, working in Indonesia as a Rig Mechanic on land-based oil drilling Heli-rigs, doing repairs and maintenance on drilling rigs and related equipment, cranes, forklifts and trucks including electrical and welding repairs, rig assembly and dismantling for transport by helicopter. Countries worked in; Irian Jaya, Brunei, Terakan, Borneo and Perth Australia. 1989 found him working in the Middle East on SCR controlled land-based rigs in Syria, Jordan, South and North Yemen. He did a stint in NZ working in a truck repair shop as 2IC then back on the rigs in NZ and Pakistan. Korea’s Daewoo Shipyard was next with maintenance and commissioning of an older offshore rig. Work then took him to Russia, Nigeria and China, working on offshore drilling rigs, retiring in Dec 2008. Alan & his wife Janelle are now serving their 3rd LDS Mission; first 2 were in Russia and now in Prescott, Arizona.

Roderick Joe Yarbro

Biography :
Roderick J. Yarbro - Born and raised in the Prescott area. Graduated Prescott High School. California San Bernardino Spanish speaking mission. Graduated BS in Accounting degree Westminster College. Married in Mesa Temple to Patrice L. Valdez. 5 children. Currently a Rancher and manager of a Water Company

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