“Temple presidents and their wives, who serve as matrons, are appointed to specific LDS temples by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, usually for three years. Their principal responsibilities are to set the spiritual tone of the temple, to supervise the performance of sacred ceremonies and ordinances therein, and to oversee the physical facility. Although instructions and ordinances are the same in all LDS temples, the size of the temple and the number of patrons using it alter the procedures from temple to temple.” (David H. Yarn, Jr, en Marilyn S. Yarn, “Temple President and Matron,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Daniel H. Ludlow, ed., 5 vols. [1992], p. 4:1445-1446).

Marvin R. VanDam (2015-present)

(Article in Church News of July 8, 2015)

1561006“Marvin Reed Van Dam, 72, Olympus 7th Ward, Salt Lake Olympus Stake, called as president of the Hague Netherlands Temple, succeeding President Christiaan H. Kleijweg. President Van Dam’s wife, Sandra Jean Rabiger Van Dam, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marianne Kleijweg-Jongkees. He serves as a full-time missionary and branch president in the Belgium-Netherlands Mission. He has served as president of the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission, stake president’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, and stake Young Men president. Retired director for temporal affairs for the Church, he was born in Paso Robles, California, to Donovan Herbert and Ada Strong Van Dam.

Sister Van Dam serves as a full-time missionary and in branch Primary and music callings. She served with her husband as he presided over the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission. She has also served as ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Edward Elmer and June Arvilla Rabiger.”

Brother De Nijs from the Amsterdam Ward and Luc Leman from the Kortrijk Branch are called as counselors to president Kleijweg.

Christiaan H. Kleiweg (2011-2015)

(Article in Church News of May 7, 2011)

kleijweg“Christiaan Hugo Kleijweg, 61, Leiden Ward, The Hague Netherlands Stake, called as president of The Hague Netherlands Temple, succeeding President Jacob J. Van Ry. President Kleijweg’s wife, Marianne Jongkees Kleijweg, will serve as temple matron. Currently serving an assignment in the Europe Area to establish Young Single Adult Centers, he has previously served as an Area Seventy, stake president, high councilor, bishop, and branch president. A professional property manager, he was born in The Hague, Netherlands, to Christiaan H. and Catharina W. van den Berg Kleijweg.

Sister Kleijweg currently serves as a ward Relief Society teacher, and has previously served as a stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and ward Primary president. She was born in Bussum, Netherlands, to J. Paul and Gwendoline R. Bassett Jongkees.”

Roger Gfeller from the Zoetermeer Ward and Jan N. Prins from the Leiden Ward were called as counselors to president Kleijweg.

Jacob J. Van Ry (2008-2011)

(Article in Church News of July 19, 2008)

vanry“Jacob John Van Ry, 76, East Mill Creek 12th Ward, Salt Lake East Millcreek North Stake, called as president of The Hague Netherlands Temple, succeeding President Marcus Reijnders. President Van Ry’s wife, Cherie Weight Van Ry, will serve as temple matron. President Van Ry, recently released as a bishop in the Netherlands, has previously served as president of the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission, stake president, stake mission president, high councilor, bishop’s counselor and gospel doctrine teacher. A retired executive vice president of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. in Europe, he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Cornelius and Hendrica Swart Van Ry.

Sister Van Ry served with her husband as he presided over the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission, and as ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and counselor, ward music chairman, and as a counselor in a stake and ward Relief Society presidency. She was born in Hurricane, Utah, to Ormon Ralph and Fern Amelia Weight.”

Willem A.A. Mooij from the Emmen Branch, Gerrit Muurling from the Haarlem Ward and Roger Gfeller from the Zoetermeer Ward served as counselors to president Van Ry.

Marc Reijnders (2005-2008)

(Article in Church News of August 20, 2005)

reijnders“Marcus Reijnders, 57, of the Haarlem Ward, The Hague Netherlands Stake, called as president of The Hague Netherlands Temple, succeeding President Anne Hulleman. President Reijnders’ wife, Cornelia J. Reijnders-Enzlin, will serve as temple matron. President Reijnders, a temple president’s counselor, is a former high councilor, bishop and bishop’s counselor, and Young Men president. He is a retired occupational health medical doctor. He was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to Carolus and Cornelia E. M. Reijnders-Spillekom.

Sister Reijnders, an assistant to the temple matron, is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, ward Relief Society president’s counselor and ward seminary teacher. She was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, to Cornelis and Cornelia M. van der Laan Enzlin.”

Leonardus M. Westra from the Amersfoort Ward, Charles Mac Lean from the Breda Ward and Willem A.A. Mooij from the Emmen Branch served as counselors to president Reijnders.

Anne Hulleman (2002-2005)

(Article in Church News of August 24, 2002)

hulleman“Anne Hulleman, 64, Apeldoorn Ward, Apeldoorn Netherlands Stake, called as the president of the new The Hague Netherlands Temple, which will be dedicated Sept. 8, 2002. President Hulleman’s wife, Elizabeth Johanna Boks Hulleman, will serve as temple matron. President Hulleman served as stake president and counselor, mission president’s counselor, district president’s counselor, branch president and temple ordinance worker. He is a retired project leader of a consulting engineer’s office. He was born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, to Cornelis and Sika Atsma Hulleman.

Sister Hulleman has served as stake Relief Society president, Young Women president, district Primary and Young Women president and teacher. They served in the Amsterdam Netherlands Mission from 1996-97. She was born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, to Johannes and Elizabeth Van Mossel Boks.”

Petrus J. Jansen from the The Hague Ward, Willem Vernes from the Dordrecht Branch, Paulus M. van ‘t Schip from the Heerenveen Branch and Marcus Reijnders from the Haarlem Ward served as counselors to president Hulleman.