JeaNette Smith

Bret and JeaNette Smith served as mission president and companion of the Santo Domingo East Mission in the Dominican Republic from 2017 to 2020. They spent 32 months witnessing miracles that had nothing to do with the COVID-19 virus. They retired from their careers—Bret as a general manager at United Technologies and JeaNette as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist—to serve their mission. Bret is currently serving as a bishop of the San Jose Spanish-speaking ward in Jacksonville, Florida. Jeanette is the author of Side by Side: Supporting a Spouse in Church Service, which she wrote the first time Bret served as a bishop. She is currently working on a novel about missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Bret and JeaNette are the parents of four married children and 12 grandchildren.

September 07, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
“Faithful Saints flew in from Puerto Rico and bussed in from Haiti. My husband and I watched in awe as people patiently waited outside because there wasn’t enough room inside to accommodate everyone.”
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July 13, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
When over 90 missionaries were reassigned to the Smiths’ mission, Sister Smith interviewed them about the role of a mission president’s wife.
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