In the News
Sarah Jane Weaver

Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News. Since 1995 she has covered, among other things, the Church’s welfare services, Church Education and social issues impacting Latter-day Saints. Her favorite assignments include reporting on temple dedications and writing about members around the world. Sarah graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism and history and served as editor in chief of the BYU student newspaper, the Daily Universe. Before joining the Deseret News staff, she completed a Pulliam Fellowship at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz.

While standing on the Liverpool docks, President Ballard and Elder Cook reflect on how women helped hold the Church together through World War II.

After writing about JustServe as a Church News reporter, Mary Richards interviews those who connect with service opportunities the online platform.

At the John Benbow farm in England with President Ballard and Elder Cook, Elder Holland points out how the early Apostles’ missions helped the Church.

A statistician and the BYU academic vice president, Reese almost left BYU as a new freshman in 1989; a brief meeting with another BYU president changed the course of his life.

“Everybody that you love will be blessed because you are serving as an emissary of Jesus Christ,” Elder Cook promises missionaries.

Former MTC choir director joins the podcast to speak about the power of music, the role of music in general conference and sacrament meetings, and the ability of music to testify of Jesus Christ.

Elder Quentin L. Cook invited missionaries to study “The Morning Breaks,” with lyrics penned by Elder Parley P. Pratt, and consider the urgency early missionaries felt.

President M. Russell Ballard shares how serving as a young missionary in England and sharing the gospel helped solidify his testimony.

President M. Russell Ballard and Elder Quentin L. Cook visit New York City and Washington, D.C., ask leaders and missionaries to focus on people.

Jill Adair shares the history of the pageant that draws more than 100,000 people each year to the Mesa temple grounds to celebrate the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

On March 17, 1842, 181 years ago, 20 women met in the Red Brick Store in Nauvoo to organize the Relief Society. See how their work is “of ordinary women doing extraordinary things.”

The Church Historian’s Press recently published the 1883 journal Belle Harris kept while she was in prison and Church history specialist Ken Adkins shares about her story of faith.

Speaking at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Social Impact, President Ballard thanks those who bless the lives of others.

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy and the executive director of the Church’s Family History Department, and FamilySearch CEO Steve Rockwood join the Church News podcast to discuss the events of RootsTech 2023.

President Spencer W. Kimball and President Russell M. Nelson have had doctor-patient relationships along with those as Church leaders.

Publisher Burke Olsen joined the Church News podcast to discuss the history of the Deseret News and how its early motto of “Truth and Liberty” have relevance today.

Church leaders cooperated with the government for a resolution to the issue. “We affirm our commitment to comply with the law,” they wrote in a statement.

Walker Lyons was injured in the first game of his high school senior year and had to put his trust in God during his recovery.

Latter-day Saint leaders joined other faith leaders through the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable in a powerful prayer vigil for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

Morgan Jones Pearson shares what she has learned as a Deseret Book author, an interviewer and a podcast host from the testimonies of other Church members on the Church News podcast.

Speaking to Latter-day Saints in Chicago, President Oaks emphasizes the hope that “love and unselfish assistance would transcend all boundaries of nation, creed and color.”

Speaking to stake and mission leaders in Illinois and Wisconsin, President Oaks addressed the Respect for Marriage Act — which codified same-sex marriage and also provided needed protections for religious expression.

Offers to play came from far and wide, but instead he accepted the call to serve in Norway.

How did Cotopaxi gear founder Davis Smith receive his call to lead the Brazil Recife North Mission? He shares his story in this week’s episode of the Church News podcast.

Sarah Jane Weaver’s uncle Bill Bracy died last week — leaving others to contemplate his life, testimony and most important lesson.

President Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle D. Craig and Sister Rebecca L. Craven talk about implementing the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide.

At the end of a long career to acquire, manage and train others to collect Church history, Matt Heiss talks about the blessings of record keeping.

In the second video of a series titled “Five Years of Leadership,’ President Nelson speaks to the NAACP, reflects on Washington, D.C. and discusses the Church’s COVID-19 response.

How Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s message from Southern Utah and the dedication of the San Juan temple signal “a future filled with hope.”

Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé, Bishop W. Christopher Waddell and Bishop L. Todd Budge answer the question: “What does the Presiding Bishopric do?”