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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.


President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband reflect on pioneer heritage in Sanpete Valley and encourage a new beginning of temple worship, during Manti Utah Temple rededication.

To preserve the Manti Utah Temple murals, a team from PARMA Conservation worked to remove previous finishes, and clean and repair the art.

In the Church News video “The Lamb of God,” Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson points to a painting in the Manti Utah Temple that’s a “beautiful reminder” of the Savior and why there are temples.

The Tabernacle Choir’s pilot global participant program is now permanent, with international singers coming for every general conference. Plus, meet the 12 singers from 10 countries who sang at the April 2024 general conference.

Sister Tracy Y. Browning, Elder Kevin W. Pearson and Elder James R. Rasband testified of temples and covenants during media day tours at the Taylorsville Utah Temple.

As a service to our readers, the Church News has created a downloadable PDF summarizing each talk offered during the April 2024 general conference.

“In His house, we are literally endowed with heavenly power,” said Elder Neil L. Andersen.

“There is joy in being a disciple of Jesus Christ,” said Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus.

See the First Presidency’s 2023 statistical report on Church units, membership, missionaries and temples as released in April 2024 general conference.

Since October 2023 general conference, Elder Kearon has been called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Nash to the Presidency of the Seventy.

Learn about the April 2024 general conference schedule, in-person attendance, how to watch or listen live, ideas to prepare and how to follow online.

Jimmer Fredette was named to USA Basketball's 3-on-3 Olympic men’s roster for the 2024 Paris Summer Games.

See how to get reservations to tour the Layton Utah Temple. The public open house will run from April 19 to June 1, excluding Sundays.

Church’s contributions to new Techo Sen Koh Thom Hospital and renovations to 40 buildings at three more hospitals in Cambodia are part of effort to improve local health care.

As the Manti Utah Temple open house begins, leaders pointed out the “exquisite” and “intricate” art and craftsmanship and also honored the dedication and sacrifices of the pioneers who built the house of the Lord.

See how to get reservations to tour the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The public open house will run from April 13 to May 18, excluding Sundays.

During the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s last concert of its Philippines tour, thousands gathered across the country to tune into the concert’s livestream, which will be available for a year. Also, choir members sang for the Philippines Senate. #TabChoirPhilippines

Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s “Himig ng Pag-asa” concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on the Philippines tour featured Lea Salonga, Ysabella Cuevas and Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Paolo Abrera. Audience members called it a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.

During sacrament meeting for Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra members during their Philippines tour, Elder Neil L. Andersen spoke about talents and their service in the growth of the Church.

What singers Lea Salonga and Ysabelle Cuevas and TV personalities Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Paolo Abrera are saying about performing with Tabernacle Choir in at the MoA Arena this week. Plus, how to livestream the concert on Wednesday.

Elder Neil L. Andersen’s nine-day ministry in the Philippines included a walk-through of the Alabang Philippines Temple with youth, wheelchair distribution, Light the World donation celebrations, and meetings with members and missionaries.

During the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra's sacred music concert at a centuries old Catholic university in the Philippines, four young adults from different faith backgrounds shared how prayer helps them.

Meet the Tabernacle Choir member from the Philippines, plus other choir and orchestra members with strong ties to the country.

Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra members learn about U.S., Philippine ties at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in between performances and rehearsals during tour to Philippines. Plus see photos of rehearsal for sacred music concert.

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.