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Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist and feature writer for the Deseret News and Church News. He was raised in northern Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He has worked for several newspapers and received a number of awards over his career. Toone is the author of “No Excuses, No Regrets,” a sports biography of NFL football player Eric Weddle. Toone served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, and spent a year teaching seminary. Like his father before him, he is a proud Eagle Scout. Trent and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of four children.

As the Joseph Smith Papers nears completion, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ and historians talk about the purpose of the project and why it matters.

After leading Utah Valley University to his best season ever, Latter-day Saint Mark Madsen has accepted the head basketball coaching job at the University of California-Berkeley.

Tim Fuller and Blaze Nield, both returned Latter-day Saint missionaries, have been part of Utah Valley University’s historic run to the NIT final four. Read about their experience.

For more than a year, 90-year-old Cleeo Wright has found joy in serving as the president of his Latter-day Saint ward’s elders quorum. Read his story.

Individuals and families traveling to Nauvoo, Illinois, this summer are encouraged to see the Nauvoo and British pageants this summer.

As a young girl, Utah’s Kennady McQueen used to watch the NCAA Tournament with her family. Now the Latter-day Saint is living out her dream of playing in the “Big Dance.”

Latter-day Saint Josie Williams was a 3-year starter at Utah Valley University before transferring to Louisville, where she has grown as a player and person.

Anatolii Khromov, the director of Ukraine’s state archival services, and Gonzalo Luengo, a Chilean genealogist, were among the notable visitors at RootsTech 2023.

Joseph Crossley wrote about his family’s journey across the Atlantic in a small journal. More than 165 years later, his pioneer diary has been found and donated to the Church History Library.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, shared a message about temple and family history work at an “After-Party” for young adults at RootsTech.

After falling short in the Western Athletic Conference tournament, Mark Madsen’s Utah Valley University men’s basketball team will play New Mexico in the 32-team National Invitational Tournament.

Former BYU quarterback Jaren Hall spoke with news media at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine. Here is what he said about his faith and why he belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church History Department has added Mormon Battalion information to its Church History Biographical Database.

The Church History Department has released “Kirtland, City of Revelation: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast” an eight-part, documentary-style miniseries hosted by Spencer McBride.

Even with college basketball success, Mark Madsen says, “My family comes first.”

Elder and Sister Gong, singer Jordin Sparks, actor Sean Astin and others delivered keynote messages that resonated with audiences online and in person at RootsTech.

Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, spoke with Latter-day Saints in five Central American countries. See what they talked about.

RootsTech, a 3-day global family history event, featured a list of celebrity keynotes, fun activities, a bustling expo hall and hundreds of informative classes. Read what happened.

A Latter-day Saint ward organized a ‘Strive to Be’ activity to help parents and leaders to support youth in personal development.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife Sister Susan Gong took RootsTech audiences on a family history journey from Hawaii to Ireland. Actor Sean Astin also spoke. Here’s what they said.

A new music video features singer Alex Sharpe singing in Irish Gaelic and English in the green landscape of Ireland as part of Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong’s Family Discovery Day keynote at RootsTech 2023.

Connect Our Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps foster children to connect with their families. Here’s what they said at RootsTech 2023.

RootsTech 2023 got off to a high-powered start with multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks speaking and performing.

An event for young adults at RootsTech will feature live music, food, family history activities and remarks by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

The Church History Department celebrated the publication of several landmark projects that spotlight Latter-day Saint women’s experiences during the “Symposium on Women, Religion and Records.”

Family History Department executive director and FamilySearch CEO discuss lessons learned from the last two years and what RootsTech audiences can expect this year.

The publication of the Belle Harris prison journal is part of an ongoing effort to focus on the history of Latter-day Saint women.

FamilySearch has announced that actor Sean Astin will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2023. Here’s when he is scheduled to speak.

Dave Checketts, who recently returned from serving as a Latter-day Saint mission president in England, spoke at a BYU luncheon about living a life of integrity.

The Relatives at RootsTech app feature is a fun global tool that allows users to find and connect with living relatives. Learn how to use it.