Phoenix Service Missionaries


Terry and Brenda Gillett

Phoenix, AZ


Terry & Brenda Gillett, between them, have 5 children, 12 grandchildren and one great grandson. Their children, grandchildren and great grandson are the focus of their days. Terry joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sainrs in 1977. One month later he and Brenda were married and then later they were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Terry & Brenda moved to Arizona in 1986 from Pocatello, Idaho. Terry & Brenda had both worked at a semiconductor company in Pocatello for nearly 15 years and moved to Arizona to work in the semiconductor industry for an industry leading company. Terry retired from the corporate employment in 2001 and has worked as a consultant following his corporate retirement. Terry and his partner in the consulting efforts teamed up to write a book (Harvesting The Blackberry) about their experiences surrounding the early versions of the Blackberry Smartphone. Brenda began staying home to be a full time mom following the arrival of their second child.

Terry & Brenda reside in Gilbert, Az where they are close to their children and their families. Terry says: We describe ourselves as “sunbirds,” vs. “snowbirds” because when the sun really comes out in Arizona we migrate north to Montana to enjoy the cooler climes in the Ponderosa forests. We love it when our family comes in the summers to visit in Big Sky country.

Brenda has served multiple times in Primary organization, including in the Stake Primary Presidency as a Counselor. She also served as Secretary and then as Counselor in the Ward Relief Society Presidency. She loves the children of the Primary and enjoys her opportunities to be with them. Terry has served in a YSA Bishopric, Ward Executive Secretary, Young Men’s and Elders Presidencies and as High Priest Group Leader and as Secretary of the High Priests. Terry & Brenda served more than six years in the YSA Ward and have nothing but good memories of those days. The Gillett’s are looking forward to working with the BYU-Idaho students as they seek out Internships and their career launching employment.

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