Ron Romig’s new gig: Kirtland Temple Site Director

By August 6, 2009

As reported first by Ardis at Keepapitchinin, Ron Romig, MHA President and recently displaced Community of Christ archivist, has been appointed as the new site director for the Kirtland Temple. From Ardis:

The Community of Christ announced today that Ron Romig, outgoing archivist of the Community of Christ, has been appointed as the new site director of the Kirtland Temple. This means that  we — the entire body of Restoration churches — will retain access to his expertise and his involvement in our history.

Ron is also current president of the Mormon History Association.

Former Kirtland site director Barb Walden is moving to Kentucky with her husband, who has accepted a post with the Kentucky Historical Society.

For those of you who know Ron, this is a wonderful turn of events that keeps Ron employed and actively involved in Mormon/Restoration studies. Please join those of us here at the Juvenile Instructor in congratulating Ron and the Community of Christ.

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Comments

  1. Great news.

    Comment by David G. — August 6, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

  2. I’m glad this is finally out. I found out about it last week but had to keep it under my hat!

    Comment by SC Taysom — August 6, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

  3. So, how will this affect research at the C of C?

    Comment by Steve Fleming — August 6, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

  4. I am happy for Ron and his family. I feel that his family deserves the loyalty that he has given to his Church and the historical community in being an important portal of information and often their most important public relations exposure.

    Comment by John Hajicek — August 6, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  5. Congratulations!

    Comment by Edje Jeter — August 6, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

  6. Sorry I’m late to this. Wonderful news indeed. I also like the statement about Ron being the “current president of the Mormon History Association.” I can’t help but feel that we narrowly escaped a fairly awkward situation in Independence next year…

    Comment by Alex — August 7, 2009 @ 10:48 am

  7. Ya’ll really ought to take a moment to check out the comments that have been posted at Keepa (link in Christopher’s first line). Srsly.

    Comment by Ardis Parshall — August 7, 2009 @ 11:35 am

  8. Very good news for Mormon history.

    Comment by Mark Ashurst-McGee — August 10, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

  9. Sorry, I’m late on this. I’ll join the rest in saying that this is welcome news.

    Comment by Jared T — August 15, 2009 @ 2:11 am

  10. I’ve never done research at the Community of Christ archives and wondered how this reassignment will affect the researcher. Who are the other trained staff at the headquarters? I’m very happy that Mr. Romig still has a job and wish him the best in Kirtland.

    Comment by Alan — August 15, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

  11. According to the letter that the Community of Christ’s First Presidency’s office has sent out to those of us who wrote asking them to preserve Ron’s archival job, the church’s historian, Mark Scherer, has assumed additional duties at the archives. Whatever he’s able to do in the way of keeping the archives is apparently all there is — Ron had been carrying all the load himself until now.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 15, 2009 @ 1:11 pm


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