Temple President
Val Turner

Val is currently retired after teaching education courses at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis for ten years.  Prior to that, Val worked for twenty years within the Jewish Community as director of numerous Jewish educational programs and Hebrew Schools. His work as an educator in the Jewish Community has been extensive, and Val continues to teach in various volunteer settings at Temple Emanuel.  Val previously served as a trustee. He and his wife Harriet have been members of TE for more than seven years.

Vice President
Warren Davis  
Warren  Davis is a mergers and acquisition specialist and practicing attorney, having served as his firm’s initial managing partner.  In addition to serving on the board of Temple Emanuel, Warren has served on the boards of a St. Louis preschool,  a local  breast cancer support group, two social clubs, two local banks, a publicly held corporation and numerous private for profit corporate entities.  He presently serves as a member of one of Creve Coeur’s standing committees. Warren received his undergraduate degree from Washington University, and his JD degree and MA from Boston University. Warren and his wife, Maralin, have been members of TE for more than 40 years.  Their two grown daughters attended the Temple’s Religious School through confirmation and both became B'nai Mitzvah in TE's sanctuary.   

Susan Luten   
Susie has held leadership roles in a number of organizations; She currently serves on the Miriam Foundation Executive Board and the Westwood Country Club Board.   She is past president of Barnes Jewish Hospital Auxiliary and past president of the Miriam Foundation. Susie and her family have a long history with Temple Emanuel.  Her parents were founding members, and all three of her children were confirmed at TE.


Betsy Brooks

Betsy is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education, a private non-profit program that teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to talk. Betsy has previously served as a board trustee. She attended religious school at Temple Emanuel and was confirmed at TE, and taught Religious School for 17 years.