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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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Elder Robert B. Harbertson, who served as a general authority of the LDS Church from 1984-89 and was a Utah State University basketball star in the early 1950s, died of cancer on Tuesday in Farmington.
Construction will begin next summer on an expansion of the LDS Church's missionary training center in Provo. The expansion will increase the MTC's capacity to host and train 3,500 missionaries at a time, up fro...
LDS women with children at home are now eligible for full-time employment as teachers in the faith's Seminaries and Institutes of Religion programs, after a policy change made Friday. Divorcees also are now eli...
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf made a harrowing escape from East Germany as an 11-year-old before construction of the Berlin Wall, then he rejoiced as a stake president when the wall fell and Germany reunited.
Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church and leaders of 14 faith traditions from 23 countries will meet at the Vatican Nov. 17 to affirm and discuss the complementary roles of men and women in marriage.
A Vatican conference scheduled Nov. 17-19 is bringing religious leaders and scholars, including President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church, together "to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship ...
The LDS Church's First Presidency has made the General Women's Meeting held one week before the faith's semi-annual general conferences this year an official session of general conference, a church spokeswoman ...
The LDS Church is providing food and supplies to church members affected by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, training its missionaries in precautions and helping a hospital in Sierra Leone.
"Meet the Mormons," which has made $5.25 million, is an example of broad LDS Church efforts to share the "lived experience" of members by letting them tell their stories through church channels like Mormon Mess...
New essays on the LDS Church's past history with polygamy are two of a dozen essays published by church leadership over the past year in an effort to provide members with scholarly information about key pieces ...