Announcement: 2 April 2011
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 23 August 2014 by David A. Bednar
Public Open House: 21 October–11 November 2017
Dedication: 19 November 2017
The angel Moroni was set atop the Meridian Idaho Temple on July 20, 2016.
Elder David A. Bednar of The Quorum of the Twelve presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Temple President and Matron:
James Ralph McCauley, 70, Eagle 1st Ward, Eagle Idaho Stake, called as president of the new Meridian Idaho Temple. President McCauley’s wife, Arlene Fielding McCauley, will serve as temple matron. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple sealer, and is a former counselor in the Kyiv Ukraine Temple presidency, stake president, bishop, and high councilor. Distribution business owner, he was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Ralph Berton and Enid McCauley.
Sister McCauley is a temple ordinance worker and is a former assistant to the matron of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple, stake and ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society president. Born in Shelley, Idaho, to Herman James and Maude Dial Fielding.
Meridian Idaho Temple District:
The Meridian Idaho Temple District includes the following stakes: Caldwell Idaho East, Caldwell Idaho, Eagle Idaho, Emmett Idaho, La Grande Oregon, Meridian Idaho Linder, Meridian Idaho North, Meridian Idaho Settlers Park, Meridian Idaho, Meridian Idaho West, Middleton Idaho, Nampa Idaho North, Nyssa Oregon, Ontario Oregon, Star Idaho, and Weiser Idaho.
The Meridian Idaho Temple will be the fifth temple built in Idaho, following the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), and the Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008).