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Trent Toone
Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist and feature writer for the Deseret News and Church News. He was raised in northern Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He has worked for several newspapers and received a number of awards over his career. Toone is the author of "No Excuses, No Regrets," a sports biography of NFL football player Eric Weddle. Toone served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, and spent a year teaching seminary. Like his father before him, he is a proud Eagle Scout. Trent and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of four children.


See a rundown of everything that happening online and in person at RootsTech 2024, the largest family history conference in the world.

Speaking to more than 100 gathered in the Church History Museum auditorium, Elder Kyle S. McKay, a General Authority Seventy, explored several key historic events of Church history to show a pattern of continued revelation in the restoration of the gospel.

Elder Robert S. Wood, an 87-year-old emeritus General Authority Seventy, reflected on two decades of service at the U.S. Naval War College and with Church Military Relations.

Six years ago, Latter-day Saint missionaries started a weekly interfaith devotional to give sailors a spiritual boost at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Since then the event has grown and continued to bless lives.

Kristin Chenoweth, award-winning actress and singer, will share her family story and showcase her famous soprano voice with a few musical performances at RootsTech 2024.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ministered to Latter-day Saints in Aruba and Bonaire in January, fulfilling a promise he made in 2019 to visit all three islands in the ABC District of the Caribbean.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a service day to commemorate a decade of service with the World Food Programme and World Food Program USA

Organizers Jen Allen and Jonathan Wing talk about the theme of RootsTech 2024, why the late President M. Russell Ballard will be featured in Family Discovery Day and other activities for the global, three-day event.

Former BYU stars and Latter-day Saint returned missionaries Conner Mantz and Clayton Young placed first and second at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando, Florida, and will compete in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Burley’s Gatlin Bair is the biggest recruit in Idaho history, and will soon decide where he will play. Then he plans to spend his next two years as a Latter-day Saint missionary in Texas.

Jimmer Fredette and his wife Whitney will teach a class and he will shoot hoops with young fans at Family Discovery Day during RootsTech 2024.

Daniel Simmons, a Latter-day Saint and future missionary, was awarded his second straight Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Player of the Year.

Read thoughts on being a disciple of Jesus Christ shared by young men and women from locations around the United States, Brazil and Philippines.

RootsTech, an online and in person three-day global family history conference, is introducing some new digital features to help enhance the event for users.

Like the Salt Lake Temple renovation, “discipleship is a work in progress,” Elder Stevenson tells youth.

BYU women’s soccer coach Jennifer Rockwood believes the Honor Code and returned missionaries have helped the Cougars to compete at an elite level.

Elder Ulisses Soares became the first Latter-day Saint Apostle to visit Antigua and Barbuda when he visited the twin-island nation with other Church leaders in November.

Elder Patrick Kearon and his wife, Sister Jennifer Kearon, reflected on experiences that helped prepare him to serve in the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.

Ken Niumatalolo, a Latter-day Saint and Navy’s winningest head coach, has accepted the head football coaching job at San Jose State University.

The Young Men general presidency has expanded its general advisory council to 14 with nine new members. See their photos and read their bios.

Church News reporter Trent Toone shares lessons learned in serving others during and after snowstorms.

FamilySearch’s plans for the coming year include adding millions of more genealogical records worldwide and advancements in family history technology.

Here are five quotes from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in commemoration of National Religious Freedom Day.

The Young Men general presidency has launched new social media channels as a resource for gathering, sharing ideas and helping youth to center their lives on Jesus Christ.

The BYU women’s soccer team had five players selected in the 2024 NWSL draft; Latter-day Saint Olivia Moultrie named U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year.

Kenneth Rooks, a Latter-day Saint returned missionary, announced he’s leaving BYU early to start his professional running career.

Michigan sophomore offensive lineman Andrew Gentry saw limited action on special teams in the Wolverines’ win over Washington for the national championship.

Latter-day Saint Ken Niumatalolo, the winningest coach in Naval Academy history, has a new job coaching the tight ends for the UCLA football team.

Jacob Mendenhall is a 48-year-old Oklahoma City oral and maxillofacial surgeon who loves roping and riding horses, and serves as a Latter-day Saint stake president.

Nearly 236 million worldwide visited and searched FamilySearch to make family discoveries and connections in 2023.