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Joel Randall
Joel Randall

Joel Randall is a writing intern with the Church News. He has worked as a writing/editing intern with the Liahona magazine, assistant copy editor at the BYU–Idaho Scroll newspaper and freelance copy editor on Upwork.com. Joel is the author of the self-published book "Study, Sleep, Repeat: 130 Tips to Schedule Your College Life." He was born in Arizona and graduated from Brigham Young University–Idaho with a degree in communication. Joel served a mission in the Peru Arequipa Mission from 2017 to 2019. He spends his free time playing Mario Kart and researching the etymologies of random words.


President Dallin H. Oaks and Sister Kristen M. Oaks join the Church News podcast to share memories of the two years they lived in the Philippines from 2002 to 2004.

Church News editor Ryan Jensen shares about working with prophets and apostles and his family’s struggles with Huntington’s disease.

“I think the whole world needs this program,” said district president about the CenDes initiative of the Church in Agua Prieta.

This special edition of the Church News podcast features excerpts from every general conference talk, including President Nelson’s invitation to "rejoice in the gift of priesthood keys."

Read what Church leaders have said during April 2024 general conference about testimony building.

“Praying, ‘calling,’ can be a sign of our hope; but taking action after praying is a sign that our faith is real,” said Elder Taylor G. Godoy.

“Our Heavenly Father desires to reveal to you your personal foreordination, and He will do so as you seek to learn and follow His will,” said Elder Steven R. Bangerter.

“I testify that miracles have not ceased, angels are among us and the heavens are truly open,” said Elder Shayne M. Bowen.

“Rather than sending us a pillar of light, the Lord sends us a ray of light, and then another, and another,” said Elder Alexander Dushku.

A summary of recent instruction and encouragement offered to the Lord’s missionary battalion.

This episode of the Church News podcast explores the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s "Hope" tour stop in the Philippines with Elder Neil L. Andersen, choir President Michael O. Leavitt, director Mack Wilberg and singer Lea Salonga

“When you turn to the Lord, you will be able to see the path, awaken to your potential, and be guided and inspired by the Holy Ghost,” said Elder Ricardo P. Giménez in a BYU–Idaho devotional.

P. Alfred Grace, president and CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center, shares the history and values of the cultural center, where many BYU–Hawaii students work.

"We all can find joy in our tribulation, in the overwhelming, in the scary, when we center our lives on Jesus Christ," said Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson.

This episode of the Church News podcast, recorded from the Laie campus, features President Kauwe talking about the vision and future of BYU-Hawaii and of his service as the university’s president.

"With Christ as our center, we can have faith that every challenge and every blessing serve a purpose in our divine progression," said Elder Isaac K. Morrison at Ensign College.

Historic sites ‘remind us of events, they remind us of people, they tie us to the past. But above all, they help us to know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty,’ said Elder Kyle S. McKay, who joins the Church News podcast with historian Matt Grow.

President Camille N. Johnson, Sister J. Anette Dennis and Sister Kristin M. Yee speak about the mission and purpose of the Relief Society and upcoming March 17 worldwide devotional.

"They can help in some sort of way, and when they make a discovery, that excitement is contagious," said RootsTech 2024 presenter.

"Our passion is to help you find your missing bricks," said Steve Rockwood to kick off RootsTech 2024.

Teachers can now record class attendance digitally through the Member Tools app.

Elder Clark G. Gilbert joins the Church News podcast to talk about Church education and the “three Gs” he experienced during a recent trip to Africa — gathering, gratitude, grace.

Reporter Christine Rappleye talks about the Tabernacle Choir and temple dedications, being a single adult and serving in the Church.

Seven members of the Parliament of Ghana delivered letter of appreciation to area presidency after year-end flooding.

This episode of the Church News podcast explores what to expect at RootsTech 2024 plus behind-the-scenes insights from filming President M. Russell Ballard before his death.

“When you bring your faith with all that you are into chemistry or math, you are impacting the world,” said Harvard professor Ruth L. Okediji in a BYU forum.

The Church News podcast focuses on BYU women’s soccer, which completed the 2023 season with an overall record of 20-3-3, going undefeated in Big 12 conference play.

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir, Iceland ambassador; and Ulugbek Lapasov, permanent representative of Uzbekistan, met with President Russell M. Nelson this past week.

Listen to excerpts from classic BYU devotional and forum addresses in this Church News podcast, which explores the history of BYU’s collection.

“At a time of widespread skepticism about the value of faith and churches, we can ... bear witness to the immeasurable good religion does,” said Elder Alexander Dushku at J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside.