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Sarah Jane Weaver
Sarah Jane Weaver

Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Deseret News. Joining the company in 1995, she has spent the last almost three decades writing, editing and thinking about news that resonates with the Deseret News audience. Weaver grew up in Salt Lake City and received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University.


Latter-day Saint who works with the Church Correlation Department joins the Church News podcast to talk about teaching youth, writing curriculum and facing cancer.

Latter-day Saint Olympians, Church leader ask French youth and young adults to prepare now to finish the ultimate race and earn celestial glory.

Peter Vidmar recalls his own Olympic experience as he prepares to share his thoughts on sports and the Church with youth and young adults

Finnish member Mia Kemppaala joins the Church News podcast to talk about what she learned from President Jeffrey R. Holland’s 2022 visit to Finland and from her calling as a ward translator.

Religious liberty should be championed by all people of faith — and by people of no faith, teach leaders at 2024 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit.

As an attorney involved in negotiations between LGBT and religious groups, Elder Alexander Dushku, now a General Authority Seventy, learned about building respect and friendship

Sarah Jane Weaver reflects on the lessons she learned from former Church News editor Dell Van Orden, who died Thursday, June 27, 2024. He was 88.

The Church News podcast features counsel and direction from the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles given to new mission leaders.

Go behind the scenes with series producers Aaron Merrell and Jaelan Petrie to explore the storytelling process of creating the videos and the sacred book of scripture they are based on.

Church News podcast features LeAnna Willmore, Bells at Temple Square conductor, as well as selected music from the handbell ensemble.

After more than three decades as the voice of "Music & the Spoken Word," Lloyd D. Newell joins the Church News podcast to share his memories.

In the Church News video “Jesus Christ Is Relief,” the Relief Society general presidency members — President Camille N. Johnson, Sister J. Anette Dennis and Sister Kristin M. Yee — speak about offering relief to a global community.

"I often tell people that the greatest period of my growth as an Apostle was the two years in the Philippines," said President Oaks in this Church News video titled "The Period of Greatest Learning."

Four years after the Salt Lake Temple closed in January 2020 for extensive renovations, the managing director of the Church’s Special Projects Department, and the director of historic temple renovations join the Church News podcast.

"Center your life in your faith in Jesus Christ and in the ordinances, covenants and teachings of His holy house," Elder Andersen told BYU–Idaho students.

A senior sister missionary from Texas serving in the California Fresno Mission died Saturday in a car accident in Fresno County, California.

"Time in the temple will help you ... catch a vision of who you really are, who you can become and the kind of life you can have forever," said President Russell M. Nelson.

In this Church News video, titled "Very Much Grateful," President Dallin H. Oaks and Sister Kristen M. Oaks share how teaching women was the way to move the work forward.

Church News podcast highlights the legacy and mission of the Deseret News and shares the experiences of Deseret News opinion editor Jay Evensen.

Latter-day Saint steeplechaser Courtney Wayment joins the Church News podcast to talk about her remarkable career, running and preparing for the Olympic Games.

In this Church News video, President and Sister Oaks testify of the need to fill temples, not just build temples.

"A temple dedication also reminds us to rededicate ourselves to faithfulness in the work of the Lord," said President Dallin H. Oaks.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Urdaneta Philippines Temple — the Church’s 190th and 3rd in the Philippines — 20 years after he served there on a special assignment as an Apostle.

From 2002 to 2004, President Dallin H. Oaks and his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks, lived and served in the Philippines, where they helped ‘establish the Church’ and experienced great personal growth

Sustained as a general authority during April 2024 general conference, Elder Buckner raised his family and runs his company from the same building in Manhattan.

In this Church News video “Establishing the Church,” President Dallin H. Oaks and Sister Kristen Oaks reflect on serving in the Philippines 20 years ago and share their love for the people there.

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.

"Regular temple worship will enhance the way you see yourself and how you fit into God’s magnificent plan," promises President Russell M. Nelson.

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

In the Church News video “Fortify Spiritual Foundations,” see the Angel Moroni statue being placed back on the Salt Lake Temple, and also hear what Bishop Gérald Caussé and Emily Utt said at the event.