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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'Same-sex attraction' is a more nuanced and useful term than 'gay,' said Ty Mansfield, president of an LDS-based support group, at the 16th annual FairMormon Conference on Thursday.
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The 274 Mormon missionaries being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola virus outbreak have left safely and are traveling to their new assignments. Meanwhile, LDS worship services in the ...
All LDS missionaries in Sierra Leone and Liberia are leaving the African nations because of the outbreak of Ebola virus-related illnesses. The missionaries are being assigned to other missions. The outbreak has...
Due to tremendous demand, the LDS Church released more tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple open house on Tuesday, making the announcement at the outset of a tour for media of the reconstructed temple.
Mormon pioneers were safer leaving in April than in May, in May rather than June, and so on. The later they left, the more likely they were to die, but the reasons may surprise you.
The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Meridian, Idaho. The temple will be the state's fifth and the church's 15th under construction.
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The Mormon Moment didn't do much to change the attitude of Americans toward Latter-day Saints, but it also probably isn't over, according to a pair of experts on the perception of Mormons in the American mind.