“New President Named for Polynesian Cultural Center,” Ensign, June 1988, 75
James P. Christensen, Salt Lake City, has been named president and general manager of the Church-owned Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii. The appointment was announced April 1 by Elder Marvin J. Ashton, a member of the Council of the Twelve and chairman of the center’s board of directors.
President Christensen, a Salt Lake City businessman and former president of the Tonga Mission, succeeds Ralph G. Rodgers, Jr., who is returning to Salt Lake City after five years of service as president and general manager of the center.
“We are pleased to have a man of James Christensen’s broad business and Church experience as the new president of the cultural center,” Elder Ashton said.
President Christensen will be accompanied by his wife, Metta. They are the parents of five sons.