Brian and Sue Swinton

Directors January 2009 to January 2011

 

Elder Brian C. Swinton, I was born in Salt Lake City during WW II and attended schools there including the University of Utah where I graduated in 1969. In my early twenties I fulfilled a mission in the British Mission. spending most of my time in London. This was a life changing" experience, as I had not been active in the Church in my earlier years. Upon returning back to Utah, I married my "heart throb", Sue Stayner, who I had "attempted" to date before my mission and we were married in the Salt Lake Temple our senior years at the U. of U., some 40 years ago. This was, indeed, my best single decision. We moved to the Boston area, a year after graduation, and I attended Harvard Business School. During our first two decades I served in the Church as a Branch President, High Councilor, Stake President and Mission President in Washington D.C. In conjunction with this calling we had responsibility for the Washington D.C Temple Visitors Center. I also founded a real estate development company. In our second two decades, we lived in the D.C. area (Great Falls, VA) and started a new career in the field of senior housing and care, where I was a senior executive for three of the largest publicly traded companies in the field including Marriott and Sunrise and, most recently consulted to the industry. During this time I also served in the Church as a Stake Presidency Counselor, Bishop, High Councilor, HP Group Leader, YM President, Ward Mission Leader, and Temple Ordinance Worker. We are now honored and thrilled to be serving in the St. George area, a community that was named after my great great grandfather, President George A. Smith.

Sister Sue S. Swinton: I was born in the Salt Lake LDS Hospital, the 3rd of 5 children. I was raised in Farmington Utah and attended Davis High school. I then went on to graduate from the University of Utah, majoring in Elementary Education. During my junior year, I began dating Brian and we were married the following year. We lived in Salt Lake City until 1983, when Brian was call as Mission President After our 3 year mission, we stayed in Northern Virginia because we loved living there. We have 6 amazing children, 3 girls and 3 boys, all married with children. We currently have 18 wonderful grandchildren. I have served mostly with the youth as Ward and Stake YW President and as a Seminary Teacher. I went to girl s camp once as a youth and disliked it so much that I said I would never go again. I have now been to girl s camp 8 more times and learned to love it. For the past 8 years, I have served as the Ward and then the Stake RS President where I learned that the sisters are all young women at heart The Lord has showered us with so many blessings, including this wonderful opportunity to serve as a missionary couple in the St George Temple Visitors center.