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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.


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.

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."

"All of us in the pursuit of our duty touch the lives of others," said President Gordon B. Hinckley almost three decades ago during April 1995 general conference.

In the Church News video "Global Church," a trio of students share how being at BYU–Hawaii has helped them increase in perspective, hope, humility and opportunities in Laie.

Now in his 100th year, President Nelson addresses his age — and the age of other Latter-day Saint leaders — on social media before general conference.

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

"As we speak of our temples old and new, may each of us signify by our actions that we are true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ," said President Russell M. Nelson.

Church News video “Aloha Spirit” highlights BYU–Hawaii and Polynesian Cultural Center leaders and students on how the gospel connects cultures together. Watch it here.

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.

CES’ Asia/Pacific capstone brings together countries and cultures; the campus community is "one in Christ," said BYU–Hawaii President John S.K. Kauwe III.

Derrick Porter, 42, of Bountiful, Utah, has been named the new executive producer, principal writer and presenter of "Music & the Spoken Word."

"The reason our [collaboration] has staying power is because we share so many common values — humanitarian spirit, a call to serve, building trust," said the incoming CEO of the American Red Cross of working with the Church.

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.

"The Church is going to have an unprecedented future, unparalleled. We’re just building up to what’s ahead now," said President Russell M. Nelson before dedicating the Rome Italy Temple.

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.

During a women’s devotional in Belgium, Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson emphasized an universal message: "We are led by the Savior, Jesus Christ."

Following the purchase of the Kirtland Temple, here’s a look at the history of the Church in Kirtland, Ohio.

Following the purchase of the Nauvoo House, Red Brick Store and other properties, here is a look at the history of the Church in Nauvoo, Illinois.

"We are deeply honored to assume the stewardship of these sacred places, documents and artifacts," said President Russell M. Nelson.

"Imagine what would happen if we ... could unleash the full power of women to transform their personal inspiration into organized action," said Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson.

Church’s Relief Society general president spoke to Latter-day Saint women one day before addressing the European Union Parliament.

In a world defined by political polarization, racial tensions and cultural divides, the gospel of Jesus Christ can foster unity.

Members of the Relief Society general presidency share their excitement for the upcoming event celebrating the anniversary — and purpose — of Relief Society.

The Rev. Que English of the New York Commission of Religious Leaders joins the Church News podcast to talk about the power of — and the need for — interfaith efforts

"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.