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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.

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The General Women's Session of LDS General Conference on Saturday night marks the beginning of the end of a five-year run together for the three women in the church's Primary General Presidency. In an exclusive...
After six days without word of the condition of six LDS missionaries on the island of Ambae in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, two zone leaders reached the island by boat Thursday, made contact and found ...
Five days after Cyclone Pam careened through Vanuatu, the local LDS Church mission president still is unable to establish contact with six missionaries. On Wednesday, he sent two other missionaries by boat from...
LDS leaders announced Tuesday that they had made contact with 11 missionaries in Vanuatu who rode out Cyclone Pam on the island of Tanna, where communications had been nonexistent since Friday. Missionaries hav...
LDS leaders are continuing their efforts to reach missionaries in the outlying areas of the Vanuatu Port Vila Mission after Cyclone Pam ravaged the region. All missionaries in the Fiji Suva Mission are safe and...
The devastating South Pacific storm Cyclone Pam strafed the island nation of Vanuatu, and residents and relief agencies scrambled to help the affected. The LDS Church is sheltering many in meetinghouses, and mi...
The LDS Church announced dates for two more temple dedications in 2015, bringing the total scheduled to six, one more than church President Thomas S. Monson said he anticipated this year. The latest announcemen...
Sister Brittany Scadlock, an LDS missionary from Roy, Utah, was serving in Argentina when she died Wednesday night from an E. coli infection, 10 days before her 20th birthday. A family spokesperson called her a...
John Dehlin, excommunicated by LDS leaders in Logan, Utah, last month, has appealed that decision to the church's First Presidency. Meanwhile, the First Presidency declined an appeal by Ordain Women founder Kat...
LDS Family Services and Adoption.com announced a new partnership on Monday to help Mormon couples who want to adopt increase their opportunities with birth parents through a new website, Adoption.com/lds, and f...