Jackson and Charlet Pemberton – Utah St. George Mission
Jackson and Charlet Pemberton have accepted an 18-month call to serve as full-time Member and Leader Support missionaries in the Utah St. George Mission. They will live at home and serve mainly in the North Sanpete Stake. They will be attending meetings with other missionaries, ward councils and bishoprics to coordinate their activities.
The Pembertons have served two prior senior missions for the LDS church, one in Norfolk, England, where they tended to the maintenance of 50 farm houses and a youth camp named Camp Liahona.
The second mission was to Camp Liahona Redwoods, another LDS youth camp and a former YMCA camp in the redwoods northeast of Santa Rosa, California, where they were also responsible for the maintenance and the day to day administration of the camp.
The Pembertons are both converts to the LDS church, Charlet having joined when she was 10 and Jack when he was 19. They were married in 1961, in the Idaho Falls Temple and together reared eight children and then adopted two more. Five of their six sons live in the greater Salt Lake area, the sixth one in Georgia and their daughters live in California.
Jackson has served a two-and-a-half year mission to Sweden from 1958 to 1961, and later two stake missions. Having served two prior senior missions with his wife, this will be his sixth. He has served in three bishoprics, including Bishop of Taylorsville 43rd Ward, and on high council and as ward clerk.
Charlet has served as Relief Society President, Young Women’s President at both ward and stake levels, and many other callings. Their new endeavor requires that they be released from their present callings in the church and devote full time to their new mission.
“We are excited to be engaged more fully in helping people find out who they really are as children of a loving Heavenly Father and to enjoy the wonderful happiness that comes from understanding what each part of life is for,” said Jackson.
Charlet joined in those thoughts and added, “I think I’m ready for a live-at-home mission.”