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.
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.
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.
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.
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.