About Us

History

Deseret Trust Company (DTC) was created in 1972 to assume the asset management and fiduciary accountability functions with respect to certain gifts. These functions had previously been performed by the Development Office at Brigham Young University (BYU). The number of gifts had grown substantially; and the beneficiaries of the gifts had expanded to include not only BYU, but also BYU’s parent organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church), various Church departments and activities, and other Church-affiliated schools and charities. Read More

Staff
John M. Barger
CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT/CEO
John M. Barger joined Deseret Trust Company in 2013. He previously worked for brokerage and bank-affiliated trust companies and investment management firms in Montana and Utah, serving as senior trust administrator, senior trust officer and senior vice president.
Matthew S. Lawrence
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Matthew Lawrence
Matthew S. Lawrence has been with Deseret Trust Company since 2019. Prior to joining Deseret Trust Company, he worked in other Church-affiliated organizations since 2007, including Ensign Peak Advisors and the Church Auditing Department.
M. Wesley Mashburn
VICE PRESIDENT AND SENIOR TRUST OFFICER
M. Wes Mashburn
M. Wesley Mashburn joined Deseret Trust Company in 2020. Prior to joining Deseret Trust Company he worked for the United States Senate, the Nevada Supreme Court, a law firm, and, for 19 years, the Philanthropies Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a director, senior manager, and charitable gift planning specialist.
Rickey N. Garner
TRUST OFFICER
Rickey N. Garner has been with Deseret Trust Company since 1999. Prior to joining Deseret Trust Company, he worked in the trust departments of two national banks with offices in Utah, serving as a trust administrator, fiduciary auditor, compliance officer, and operations supervisor. He administers approximately 235 accounts at Deseret Trust Company.
Tyler G. Burnett
TRUST OFFICER
Tyler has been serving Deseret Trust Company since 2009. He has been managing the Online Donor Advised Funds during this time. He previously worked for Beneficial Financial Group in investment accounting. He administers over 200 accounts along with the Online Donor Advised Funds at Deseret Trust Company.
Denisha R. Harris
TRUST OFFICER
Denisha R. Harris has been with Deseret Trust Company since 2017. Prior to joining Deseret Trust Company, she worked in the trust department of Zions Bank for 28 years.
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Deseret Trust Company

60 East South Temple, Suite 800 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-1036 Phone: 1-800-746-8250 Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM MST (Monday - Friday) FAX: 1-877-339-8140 Feedback