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The Oakland Temple Visitors' Center invites you to attend a series of Evenings on Temple Hill this year. These events occur two or three times each month, usually on Saturday or Sunday evenings. The Evenings on Temple Hill series features outstanding musical artists performing beautiful music in a sacred setting. The series is designed to appeal to a wide audience. We encourage you to bring your family and friends. The Christ-centered spirit that prevails here, accompanied by beautiful music and inspiring words, is bound to uplift and bless you. Please join us!
Visitors' Center Directors Elder & Sister Ward
Hailing from Midway, Utah, Brent and Esther Jane Ward call Oakland their home as they continue their mission as Visitors' Center directors. They've got an interesting background. Elder Ward was born in San Francisco, and we welcome him home! His impressive legal career was spent as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in Salt Lake City. He is also co-founder of a computer start-up. Sister Ward is a speech/language pathologist, and worked in the public schools. Together, they created a home of harmony, with Elder Ward an accomplished pianist, and Sister Ward an exquisite violinist. They are parents of 7 children and 17 grandchildren.
We welcome them to Oakland and are excited to see the wonderful series of events they'll be offering at the VC. Come by and say hello to them personally, and wander through the tours at your own, comfortable pace. Enjoy the peace and reverence of Temple Hill.