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Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the Church in Mexico, Central and South America.


Tithing declaration interviews can now begin as early as Sept. 1, according to a First Presidency letter dated Aug. 11.

How prayer, family support and the words of her patriarchal blessing helped former University of Utah athlete during her unlikely journey to the Olympic medal podium.

Jenna Carson, a returned missionary and Harvard Divinity School alum, to serve as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force.

Former BYU soccer star Ashley Hatch won an ESPY Award for being the premier player in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his family made a surprise visit to FSY conference in Seattle to assure participants of their divine identity.

Courtney Wayment qualified for the final of Wednesday’s women’s steeplechase race at the world track and field championships.

The sacred dual duties of missionary and temple work are ensuring a bright future for Latter-day Saints in Japan.

Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square celebrate Pioneer Day holiday with a long-anticipated choir in front of the general public.

Christian symbolism is the subject of wide-ranging art exhibition on display for two years at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art.








Recently called Relief Society leader Sister Kristin M. Yee knows well the blessings that await all who place their trust in God.