In the News
Christine Rappleye

Christine Rappleye is a reporter for the Church News. She has been an editor and reporter for the Deseret News in the features sections and was also part of the Visual Editing team. She previously worked for the Beaumont Enterprise in Southeast Texas as a reporter and editor. She was born and raised in Southeast Texas and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a communications degree. She served a mission in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. She tries to take advantage of the “Greatest Snow on Earth” by her attempts to stay upright on skis in the winter and hopes to not kill the plants in her container garden on her balcony in the summer.

See photos of 10 groups who share music and dances tied to their faith at the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable concert.

The singers, from Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan, are part of the Tabernacle Choir’s pilot program.

President Carter spoke at a National Family Week event in the Salt Lake Tabernacle and sat next to Church President Spencer W. Kimball.

See the Church’s new Easter video “Rise” and stream the Tabernacle Choir’s Easter concert “He Is Risen.”

The public open house will go from Saturday, April 15, through Saturday, July 8, excluding Sundays.

The eight-day ministry of Elder David A. Bednar and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, in the Philippines included teaching with leaders, members, missionaries and temple workers.

President Johnson and President Cordon share a video from Kenya, Sister Yee speaks to single sisters and Sister Craig and Sister Wright share about women who have been examples to them.

Mona Magno-Veluz, the “Mighty Magulang” family historian, shared in a RootsTech 2023 virtual keynote about three of the blessings she’s seen from her research.

See a video of the pioneer exodus commemoration in Historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Many made the mile-long walk to the Mississippi River and remembered the pioneers’ commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In first ministry to India, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches about love of God, loving neighbors and to “orient ourselves in the Lord’s way.”

The Church is working with several organizations to send food, tents, medical supplies and clothing to earthquake victims.

Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony performed Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah.”

The public open house is from Saturday, April 29, through Saturday, May 13, excluding Sundays.

From the Tabernacle in downtown Salt Lake City to the White House in Washington, D.C., The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has performed for U.S. presidents in a variety of settings spanning more than a century.

The two great commandments — loving God and loving others — have been the topic for leaders, missionaries, young adults and children.

The open house will go from Saturday, March 25, through Saturday, April 15, excluding Sundays and general conference weekend

The renovation of 32 hospital buildings has started at Kampong Thom Provincial Hospital; also two more hospital projects in Cambodia have recently been completed.

Viktor Billa, Ukrainian organist and soloist, will perform at the first of the four Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso concerts this year; plus stream 2 concerts from 2022.

See the Benbows’ home and pond in England, where John Taylor lived in Toronto, Canada, sites in Tonga and the peak Orson Pratt climbed in Scotland, plus 5 more sites and a bonus one connected to the King James Bible.

Tickets are available for the free concert on Feb. 17-18 with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and the Utah Symphony.

Three members of the U.S. Senate and six from the House of Representatives are Latter-day Saints, according to information from Pew Research Survey.

Readers shared how they made time to focus on the temple, are taking charge of their testimonies and more by following President Russell M. Nelson’s invitations.

Here are 9 stories from the Church News published the week of Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, 2022

Elder Holland writes that “we have every reason to hope,” Elder Uchtdorf opened 2023 by imparting wisdom he found in a fortune cookie and Elder Gong testifies of the Resurrection.

A flying “ghost” and falling candy have helped share stories of “A Christmas Carol” and the candy bomber during the Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concerts. See 8 of them here.

Hear Tabernacle Choir guests Jane Seymour, Hugh Bonneville, Claire Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Santino Fontana and Tom Brokaw read the Christmas story from Luke 2.

The 30-minute “Music & the Spoken Word” Christmas specials feature music from the Christmas concerts and the guest artists.

See the unwrapping celebrations as the 2022 Giving Machines open in 28 locations across the U.S. and around the world for #LightTheWorld.

Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert guest artists Lea Salonga felt “enveloped” by sound, actor Sir David Suchet said it was terrifying to see the Conference Center, and Nick Winton on sharing his father’s experience help children escape World War II.

Singer Lea Salonga’s voice soared through the Conference Center and narrator actor Sir David Suchet introduced a surprise guest during the Tabernacle Choir’s 2022 Christmas concert.