Tad Walch

Tad Walch

Tad Walch covers the LDS Church and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News for 10 years, serving as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief. Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.

Recent Headlines

Electric cable contributed to death of missionary from Utah, Church says
Elder Brennan Conrad, 18, of Hyde Park, Utah, served as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission from August 2018 until he died in an accidental fall from his apartment roof in Santo Domingo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
All Mormon missionaries transferring out of Nicaragua
The LDS Church is moving its remaining 158 Missionaries from Nicaragua due to continued violence, according to a church spokesman.
Baptism Beach: African symbol of how 1978 revelation changed the Church
Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visit the location where they were baptized in Cape Coast, Ghana on Monday, April 23, 2018. In the foreground is John Dan Ewudzie