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Christine Rappleye
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.


At the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s first concert of its Philippine tour, Elder Neil L. Andersen noted talents and dedication of audience and performers.

In the Church News video "Nauvoo Exodus," leaders and those in historic Nauvoo, Illinois, remember early Church members as they make the mile-long walk down Parley Street to the Mississippi River.

The Tabernacle Choir Philippines Tour begins with youth performing traditional dances. This is the second stop on the "Hope" tour and the choir's first time in the Philippines.

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra will be performing in Florida and in Atlanta, Georgia, in September 2024 for the next stops on its multiyear “Hope” tour.

TV’s Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Paolo Abrera and singers Lea Salonga and Ysabelle Cuevas will perform with the Tabernacle Choir Feb. 27-28 in Manila, Philippines.

With experiences and lessons from Mexico, Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra members prepare for “Hope” tour stop in the Philippines on Feb. 20-29.

Tabernacle organist Linda Margetts will perform at the first concert of the 2024 Organ Virtuoso Series on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Watch it here, plus stream six more past concerts.

Elder Renlund’s ministry in Cambodia is during the 30th-anniversary year of Church’s legal recognition.

Six-time Paralympic gold medalist Jason Smyth was inducted to Ireland’s RTÉ Sport Hall of Fame. USA sprinter Taylor Talbot switched sports and discus thrower David Blair and archer Eric Bennett won gold at international competitions in 2023.

The Bells at Temple Square is looking for additional bell ringers. Those with experience and interest should email the Tabernacle Choir.

Reservations to tour the Manti Utah Temple are available online. The public open house will run from Thursday, March 14, through Friday, April 5, excluding Sundays.

Registration opens Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m. Philippine time, which is Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m. Mountain time. See how to register for tickets.

Notices of new stakes created around the world.

Reservations to tour the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in St. George are available online. The public open house runs Thursday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, March 2, excluding Sundays.

Notices of reorganized stakes from around the world.

Joseph Smith Jr. was born on Dec. 23, 1805. Here are five Church News articles and a video that share about his life, birthplace, places he spent Christmas and the Joseph Smith Papers project.

Church News video features response of guests participating in 2023 Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert

Broadway singer and “Disney Legend” Lea Salonga will join the Tabernacle Choir’s 2024 “Hope” tour stop to her native Philippines. She was the guest performer during the 2022 Christmas concert.

This is the first time the Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert has been carried in the Philippines and England.

Notices of 20 reorganized stake presidencies from around the world.

Christmas concert guest artists actor Lesley Nicol on being on stage with the Tabernacle Choir and singer/actor Michael Maliakel says how this compares to being on Broadway.

Broadway’s Michael Maliakel’s voice filled the Conference Center and British actor Lesley Nicol narrated an experience from Victor Hugo’s life during Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s 2023 Christmas concert.

“Season of Light” will premiere on PBS starting Dec. 12 and BYUtv starting Dec. 17.

Lloyd Newell, who has been serving as the Tabernacle Choir’s “Music & the Spoken Word” announcer for 30-plus years, announced Sunday that he and his wife will be serving as mission leaders next year.

Notices of new and reorganized stakes from around the world.

See the Christmas lights at the Church’s temple visitors’ center grounds, including Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Temple Hill in Oakland, Mesa Arizona Temple, Washington D.C. Temple and the Hamilton New Zealand Temple.

More than 500 people gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple as construction begins on the 2nd house of the Lord on the island.

The Christmas lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City were turned on after Thanksgiving. See photos of this year’s light display and find out how to see them and other Temple Square events.

The Bells at Temple Square’s 2023 holiday concerts that were scheduled for Nov. 17-18 in the Salt Lake Tabernacle have been canceled. Watch the spring concert and last year’s holiday concert here.

Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square music director Mack Wilberg debuted new music during the orchestra’s fall concert — the group’s first featured concert in four years. See photos of the concert.