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Sarah Jane Weaver
Sarah Jane Weaver

Sarah Jane Weaver is the executive 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.


"I would go anywhere in the world to be with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," said President Holland of his desire to do the work of the Lord.

In the Church News video "Nauvoo Exodus," leaders and those in historic Nauvoo, Illinois, remember early Church members as they make the mile-long walk down Parley Street to the Mississippi River.

“In a world with a lot of walls, we need to continue to build bridges,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf while standing at the U.S.-Mexico border prior to the McAllen Texas Temple dedication.

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.

In the Church News video, “Eternal Love,” see images of every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife.

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

This Church News video “Remember” features photos of the late President M. Russell Ballard at Nauvoo, Carthage and Kirtland recording experiences for RootsTech’s 2024 Family Discovery Day.

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.

Even in times of discouragement and trouble, “light conquers darkness, good conquers evil, righteousness overcomes transgression,” teaches President Jeffrey R. Holland.

Elder Dale G. Renlund speaks about how the Book of Mormon is translated so it is in “the language of your heart.”

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.

“Let me encourage all of you to not say ‘what if’ or ‘would have’ or ‘should have’ or ‘could have.’ Faith always points forward,” he tells grieving teens after accident.

In the Church News video “I Know That He Lives,” Elder Dale G. Renlund recalls how he prayed as a boy in Sweden to know if the Book of Mormon is true.

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

In his first assignment outside of Utah since his illness last year, President Jeffrey R. Holland emphasized, “This is the work of Almighty God in the lives of His children.”

“I am planning on the promises of this temple, and I am planning on eternity,” President Jeffrey R. Holland says.

This episode of the Church News podcast focuses on the 2024 youth theme — “I am a disciple of Jesus Christ” — with the Young Men and Young Women general presidents.

Members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general leaders share their observations of President Russell M. Nelson.

The Church News podcast features President Mark L. Pace and his counselors — Brother Milton Camargo and Brother Jan E. Newman.

“Who could have imagined going from 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon to 200 million? ... It is a miracle,” said Elder Dale G. Renlund during a Church News podcast interview.

“The proof lies really in living the gospel of Jesus Christ,” explained Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf in a Church News video.

President Russell M. Nelson invited us to ponder three questions: “What would your life be like without the Book of Mormon? What would you not know? What would you not have?”

They talk about finding peace and being peacemakers, temple building, the leadership of President Russell M. Nelson and the Church’s promotion of religious liberty.

Amid the lights, bustle and commercialism, I learned in Times Square that all look up after a powerful pause

Church News podcast features FamilySearch.org’s manager of Discovery Experiences and Centers, talking about family connections during the holiday season.

“Music allows me to feel and to sense my life in the context of something that’s eternal,” said Tabernacle Choir President Michael O. Leavitt on the Church News podcast.

Born in St. George 83 years ago, President Holland grew up hearing the stories and cherishing the heritage of sturdy, faithful pioneer forbears who sacrificed for a temple.

President Jeffrey R. Holland reflects on what he has learned about the plan of salvation since the death of his wife, Sister Patricia T. Holland, in July.

Elder Kearon fills vacancy left in the quorum after the death of President M. Russell Ballard; “This sacred call is so very daunting and humbling to me,” said Elder Kearon.

“It was a miracle,” Elder Renlund wrote on social media of visiting President Holland in the hospital and witnessing his critical condition and then miraculous recovery.