Gregory K. Stapley is the executive chairman and recently-retired chief executive officer of CareTrust REIT, a real estate investment trust investing in healthcare real estate. He received his J.D. from the University of Arizona and his B.A. in Humanities from Brigham Young University. He is a stake president and former high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, Gospel Doctrine teacher and missionary in the Spain Seville Mission.

Deborah E. Stapley got her start in television in the late 80’s after winning a nationwide how-to video competition on ABC’s The Home Show. She spent the next 15 years appearing on The Home Show, Good Morning America, The Leeza Show, and The Better Homes and Gardens Network. She eventually hosted several craft shows on the DIY network and The Learning Channel and served as a spokesperson for Department 56 and Charles Craft. She is a Relief Society teacher and former stake Relief Society president, stake Relief Society presidency counselor, stake music chair, stake temple youth celebration director, ward Young Women president, ward Young Women adviser, ward missionary, and Primary chorister.

Greg and Deborah have six children and fifteen grandchildren, and live in San Juan Capistrano, California. They have accepted the calling to serve as mission leaders over the Mexico Querétaro Mission beginning July 2022.


01:45 Introduction to Gregory and Deborah Stapley and their call to be mission leaders

06:15 Deborah talks about how they are preparing for their mission.

09:00 Deborah talks about the years where her husband was a bishop and stake president.

11:30 Greg’s work background and callings in the church

13:30 Greg talks about the different leadership dynamics in a business setting versus in a church setting. Church is about the people, not the programs.

15:15 You have to have a lot more patience with people at church than you do in business. Remember that the Lord takes care of the outcomes in church and your focus should be on helping people grow.

19:50 Deborah relates her experience as a stake Relief Society president and the biggest things that she learned

25:30 Gregory describes how he went about loving and connecting with people as a stake president and bishop.

33:15 We have a natural instinct to oversolve problems and miss the mark in both business and the church

34:50 Kurt’s story of how it could be possible to miss the mark

36:40 Greg and Deborah speak about how being a leader has made them better disciples of Jesus Christ


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