Menu
In the News
Sarah_Jane_Weaver.0.jpeg
Sarah Jane Weaver

Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News. Since 1995 she has covered, among other things, the Church’s welfare services, Church Education and social issues impacting Latter-day Saints. Her favorite assignments include reporting on temple dedications and writing about members around the world. Sarah graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism and history and served as editor in chief of the BYU student newspaper, the Daily Universe. Before joining the Deseret News staff, she completed a Pulliam Fellowship at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz.


At the end of a long career to acquire, manage and train others to collect Church history, Matt Heiss talks about the blessings of record keeping.

In the second video of a series titled “Five Years of Leadership,’ President Nelson speaks to the NAACP, reflects on Washington, D.C. and discusses the Church’s COVID-19 response.

How Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s message from Southern Utah and the dedication of the San Juan temple signal “a future filled with hope.”

Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé, Bishop W. Christopher Waddell and Bishop L. Todd Budge answer the question: “What does the Presiding Bishopric do?”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson dedicated the third Latter-day Saint temple in the Caribbean.

The temple is a symbol of hope for Puerto Rico, which has endured a series of challenges and catastrophic events.

This Church News video, titled “Five Years of Leadership,” features a few favorite moments captured by the Church News during President Nelson’s historic ministry.

Gloria Irion, Laurie Marsh and Russell Nelson Jr. discuss the lessons learned as children from their father, President Russell M. Nelson.

During a Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults, Elder Holland and Sister Holland encouraged a global congregation to look to “A Future Filled with Hope.”

President Nelson was set apart as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 14, 2018.

Just as he has worked out a formula to ensure a winning hand at Scrabble, the Prophet governs his life by following divine laws to receive blessings.

Filipino social media influencers Megan Young and Mikael Daez share their impressions of the Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert — as well as celebrating Christmas every day of the year.

President Dallin H. Oaks, Sister Wendy Nelson, and others joined the Church News podcast in 2022

In Mexico City, it can take three hours to get across the city to the temple. The 6 recently announced temples for the area will help give members better access to temple blessings.

Historic photos in 2022 include announcements, dedication of temples, humanitarian work and the ministries by general authorities and officers.

This episode of the Church News podcast recaps the important events of 2022 and how they affected Latter-day Saints and the world.

“At Christmas, of course, we focus upon His birth. But, He will come again,” said President Russell M. Nelson.

This Church News video features response of guests participating in 2022 Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.

This episode of the Church News podcast features a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University offering historical insights and biblical context on Bethlehem.

President Ballard shares how the missionary guide was created and its impact today.

Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace and his counselors, Brother Milton Camargo and Brother Jan E. Newman, talk about how the scriptures point to a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ.

“I do not have words to tell you how much the Lord loves you,” President M. Russell Ballard, 94, told members in Mexico City.

‘Your message — and my message — is the most glorious message that anyone could possibly receive at this time,’ said President M. Russell Ballard to missionaries at the Mexico MTC.

It is important to share the gospel “because it is true,” President M. Russell Ballard said in Boston, one of the times Church News editor Sarah Jane Weaver has observed him during his ministry.

Elder W. Mark Bassett, a General Authority Seventy, and Aaron Hall of the Missionary Department join the Church News podcast to share behind-the-scenes details of the Light the World initiative.

The First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional ushered in the Christmas season in downtown Salt Lake City, featuring messages of peace and hope.

Messages given by President Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder José A. Teixeira and President Bonnie H. Cordon.

A dusty Hummel Nativity and Elder Andersen’s words to the “Savior of the World” cast show Sarah Jane Weaver the value of treating the reason for Christmas as a priceless treasure.

In this episode of the Church News podcast, reporter Trent Toone talks about Church history, the Joseph Smith Papers project and his coverage of the fan-funded television series “The Chosen.”

Gratitude is “a fast-acting, long-lasting spiritual remedy,” President Russell M. Nelson promised in November 2020.