Since women receive many of the ordinances at the hands of women, a matron will accompany her husband throughout the district as he speaks at various meetings, and will interview female patrons and temple workers. She will also assist and help so that the work goes smoothly for the sisters in the temple.
Length of Service
In larger temples, temple presidents generally serve for three years and, at present, begin their term around the first of November (though in the past it was the first of September). In smaller temples however, they serve for an unspecified length of time, much like many other callings in the Church. This term of service is often 4 or 5 years.
Role of Counselors
In larger temples counselors assist the president, and assistant matrons assist the matron in their roles, such as interviewing patrons and workers when the president cannot be there. They also assist by attending ward and stake meetings, as well. Most of the counselors generally live around the area in the temple district and, like the President, have had many leadership experiences in the church.