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Gerry Avant

Gerry Avant

Gerry Avant is editor of the LDS Church News. In addition to her editing duties, she has gone on assignments throughout the United States and to countries. She has won state and regional awards for photography. A native of Georgia, she received an associate's degree from Brewton Parker College and a bachelor's degree from BYU, where she did post-graduate studies. She taught high school English before she joined the Deseret News staff.

Recent Headlines

Members walk 1846 Trail of Hope
Members linger at waterfront of Mississippi River after walking the Trail of Hope.
Sister Jean B. Bingham: A builder of the Church
Sister Jean Barrus Bingham general president of the Relief Society poses with her husband Bruce in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 3, 2017.
'Balm for wounded hearts' at memorial
An inside look at President Monson's quiet moments of ministry
President Thomas S. Monson, front left, and Elder Dieter F. Uchtforf, at right, Siegfried Sacher and Frank Apel walk toward the grave of Elder Joseph A. Ott in Dresden, Germany, Aug. 26, 1995.
President Monson's revisit to a sacred site in Germany
A photo taken on Aug. 26, 1995, shows President Thomas S. Monson walking from site where years earlier he offered a prayer upon the land of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).