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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.

Featured speakers at the Church’s 2023 Chaplain Training Seminar focus on the theme, “The God of all comfort,” and the history of female chaplaincy.

Church members worldwide experienced joy and tender feelings following President Nelson’s temple announcement at the conclusion of the Sunday afternoon session.

During the Saturday evening session of October 2023 general conference, Elder Ulisses Soares echoed President Russell M. Nelson’s call for abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice.

Several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints testified of humankind’s divine identity during general conference sessions on Saturday.

“Our Savior will polish and refine us through the merits of His atoning sacrifice,” said Elder Gary B. Sabin.

“Trusting God and keeping our covenants with Him brings power to our weaknesses and comfort to our grief,” said Elder Joaquin E. Costa.

“This sealing power is a perfect manifestation of the justice, mercy and love of God,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation will honor Latter-day Saint Shirley Cox with a pioneer award for her contributions to the field of social work.

Learn about the conference schedule, in-person attendance, ways to watch or listen live, ideas to prepare and how to follow online.

Church History Department historians have continued investigating the damage to the Church leader’s watch to determine how it happened.

Editors, historians and scholars reflected on decades of painstaking research, writing, editing and publishing, at the Joseph Smith Papers Conference.

A new FamilySearch Center in the area of Logan, Utah, will feature 13 discovery stations and 33 computers to aid in family history discovery experiences.

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commemorated the 200th anniversary of the angel Moroni’s first visit to Joseph Smith.

Zebulon Beck, Weber State football’s team chaplain, set a goal to lead the Wildcats out against Utah nearly a year ago after being injured in a car accident.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is commemorating the 200th anniversary of Moroni’s first visit to Joseph Smith on Sept. 21, 1823.

Nearly 300 people attended the Joseph Smith Papers Conference to explore the question: “What have we learned from the Joseph Smith Papers project?”

President Dallin H. Oaks opened the Joseph Smith Papers Conference by announcing a new biography on Joseph Smith.

Historians say people will learn and understand more about Brigham Young, the second Church President, through his journals and other papers.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent out a letter providing key dates, registration information and more for how parents and youth can prepare for FSY 2024.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for scheduling use of its recreational properties, giving youth groups top priority.

While covering the dedication of the Joseph and Emma Smith home, Church News reporter Trent Toone gained greater insight into the life of Joseph Smith.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized its fifth congregation in Cuba in May. The Church is slowly but steadily growing in the Caribbean nation.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke at two devotionals while in Kirtland to dedicate the newly restored Joseph and Emma Smith Home. Here’s what members learned.

See photos of Elder David A. Bednar touring historic sites in Kirtland, Ohio, with family members and other Church leaders.

“This house was not just any home. It was the home of ... the Prophet of the Restoration,” said Elder David A. Bednar.

Businesswoman and philanthropist Gail Miller reflects on her family’s tremendous financial support of the Joseph Smith Papers and how it has blessed their lives.

The Church of Jesus Christ has recreated and will dedicate the home where Joseph and Emma Smith lived together longer than any other place prior to his death in 1844.

Latter-day Saint and BYU runner Kenneth Rooks finished his remarkable season with a 10th-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the world track and field championships in Budapest.

Members of a Latter-day Saint stake in Virginia Stake hosted a FamilySearch booth at a community event celebrating African American culture.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted an exhibit that featured a Christus statue and family history during a global faith event in Chicago.