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.
Apr 18, 2019 9:58 pm MDTThe Salt Lake Temple will close Dec. 29 for four years as part of the Temple Square renovation plan Renovations to two of America’s iconic landmarks, the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square, will begin in December and take four years, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday.
Apr 10, 2019 5:56 pm MDTSundance co-founder and former University of Utah, BYU film professor charged with child sexual abuse Sterling Van Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival with Robert Redford, has been charged with aggravated child sexual abuse and is free on $75,000 bail, according to documents filed in 3rd District Court.
Apr 7, 2019 10:12 pm MDTChurch's full-throttle year of change shifts as conference ends with a plea After a year of spearheading full-throttle change within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its leaders shifted into a different gear at this general conference to issue urgent and sometimes emotional pleas to follow Christ.
Apr 7, 2019 3:12 pm MDTHomes may be sanctuaries of faith, leaders say as President Nelson announces new temples Each member’s home may become a sanctuary of faith, President Russell M. Nelson said as he finished a general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by announcing plans for eight new temples.
Apr 7, 2019 11:30 am MDTPresident Nelson makes impassioned plea for all to 'come unto Christ' “Now, as president of his church, I plead with you who have distanced yourselves from the church and with you who have not yet really sought to know that the Savior’s church has been restored. Do the spiritual work to find out for yourselves."
Apr 6, 2019 7:01 pm MDTGod needs selfless men, President Nelson tells Latter-day Saint men, boys Young men should develop a priesthood playbook to avoid temptation and become priesthood all-stars, said Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, following lessons from Jimmer Fredette, Bryce Harper, Taysom Hill and others.
Apr 6, 2019 3:26 pm MDTRemember the spiritual purposes behind exciting changes in the church, Latter-day Saint leaders say Saturday afternoon “Breathtaking” changes made recently in their church should not distract Latter-day Saints from the spiritual purposes behind them, the acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said Saturday afternoon.