Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mesa Arizona Temple

Presidents and Matrons

Temple presidents and matrons are called to oversee all activities performed at the temple. They serve voluntarily, usually for a period of several years. Following is a list of the current and former presidents and matrons of the Mesa Arizona Temple.

Temple President Temple Matron Years Served
Kenneth McKay Smith Jody King Smith 2017–2017
J Brent Hatch Renae Geddes Hatch 2014–2017
Richard Gordon Porter Susan LaVelle Curtis Porter 2011–2014
Daryl Hodges Garn Irene Hall Garn 2009–2011
Ezra Thompson (Tom) Clark Jr. Virginia Meldrum Clark 2006–2009
Albert Choules Jr. Marilyn Jeppson Lowry Choules 2003–2006
John Richard Peterson Marcia Jorgensen Peterson 2000–2003
Lee Kenyon Udall Leona Carpenter Udall 1997–2000
Ernest Widtsoe Shumway Diane Blackham Shumway 1994–1997
John Henry Tanner Bertha (Bobbie) Pratt Tanner 1991–1994
Nephi Simeon Allen Marjorie Nell Price Allen 1988–1991
LeRoy Layton Roberta Nash Layton 1985–1988
Lorenzo Harold Wright Leah Thomas Wright 1980–1985
Junius Elmarion Driggs Bernice Crouse Driggs 1975–1980
Charles Bryant Whiting Lucie Hall Whiting 1970–1975
Jesse Marsden Smith Marvel Etoile Bailey Smith 1963–1970
James Robert Price Mable Alexander Price 1960–1963
Arwell Lee Pierce Mary Brentnell Done Pierce 1953–1960
Harry Lorenzo Payne Ethel Cholerton Done Payne 1944–1953
Charles Vestine Pugh Ava Lou Telia Thompson Pugh 1940–1944
Charles Richens Jones Ada Faddis Jones 1934–1940
David King Udall Eliza Luella Stewart Udall 1927–1934