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David Schneider
David Schneider

David Schneider is managing editor for the Church News. He has worked for the Deseret News for 40 years, including as assistant managing editor, Mormon Times editor, sports editor, director of deseretnews.com, associate city editor and a staff writer. Dave graduated from BYU, is father of five children, served on Families Supporting Adoption's national board and was named Murray City Recreation volunteer of the year for coaching youth baseball and soccer.


See The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' report of members, stakes, missions, ward, branches and missionaries over past three years.

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.

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.

Charts show the increase in editions since 1860.

As a service to our readers, the Church News has created a downloadable PDF summarizing each talk offered during the October 2023 general conference.

Also included is the current status for each temple, as of Sept. 29, 2023.

Since April, changes occurred among General Authority Seventies and the Young Women general presidency.

The 285 stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are spread among all the country’s states.

Church’s 179th house of the Lord dedicated by President Henry B. Eyring.

There are 81 stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and Wyoming — with 15 of them in one metro area.

Brother Michael Nelson of the Young Men general presidency tells what he’s learned, what he hopes to share.

After being baptized at 24 and immigrating to Utah two years later, Rosmarie Brunold Schneider set an example as a first-generation Latter-day Saint, a Church News staff member writes about his mother.

The 227 stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are spread among all 31 states and Mexico City

During past two general conferences, plans were announced to build temples in Tacoma, Washington, and Bakersfield and San Jose, California.

Numbers of Church members, dedicated temples, wards and branches, and stakes from 1830 to 2022.

One county has more stakes than the total of all the other Nevada counties.

Teresina, Natal were among 15 cities listed worldwide during April 2023 general conference.

Numbers of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church units and missionaries are listed for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

See Church membership growth in Asian nations and territories over the past 10 years, by country.

See Church membership growth in Pacific nations and territories over the past 10 years, by country.

See Church membership growth in South America, Central America, Mexico and Caribbean over the past 10 years, by country.

Two Utah counties — Salt Lake and Utah — each have more than 170 stakes. The third-highest number is 72.

In Idaho, 5 counties have 10 or more stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

See Church membership growth in Africa over the past 10 years, by country.

The latest announced Latter-day Saint temple locations in those three northern Mountain States are Missoula, Montana; Montpelier, Idaho; and Cody, Wyoming.

Nine of Utah’s 29 counties have 10 or more stakes.

The cities of Maceió and Santos, Brazil, were announced in April 2022 general conference as locations for future Latter-day Saint temples.