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 LDS Church issued a statement reaffirming its stance on immigration laws on MormonNewsroom.org today.
President Thomas S. Monson and other LDS Church leaders counsel courage in defending faith.
President Thomas S. Monson closed the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday with two ringing messages of love. He and other church leaders also declared th...
Sunday School lessons for LDS adults will soon change to be similar to the curriculum implemented for youths last year, said Brother Tad R. Callister, sustained Saturday as the church's new general Sunday Schoo...
The LDS Church will focus on finishing 28 temples now under construction or previously announced, President Thomas S. Monson said Saturday. While he didn't announce any new temples, he said the church will anno...
The LDS Church grew to 15,082,028 members in 2013, according to a statistical report released Saturday during the faith's general conference. Numerous leadership changes also were announced during the Saturday ...
One year ago, the LDS Church announced new leadership responsibilities for women serving missions. Today, sister missionaries serve and provide training in each mission's highest council and lead and train one ...
Launched three weeks ago, Mormon Women Stand is a new Facebook page that has built a major following as a safe place for LDS women who "unequivocally sustain the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostl...
All missionaries in the nine LDS missions in Chile are safe and accounted for after a "mighty," magnitude-8.2 earthquake.
Thousands turned Monday afternoon to watch workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple. Some sang, others cheered and all were grateful to witness the next step in the transformation ...