Apr 7, 2019 6:01 pm MDTHow many temples are there? How many Latter-day Saints? A look at the announcements from general conference Major changes in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the past year were followed by the announcement this weekend of eight new temples, the church's first African American general authority and 16.3 million church members.
Aaron Shill is the content director for DeseretNews.com. Previously, he worked at the Deseret News as assistant Sports editor, interim Sports editor, assistant editor for Mormon Times and Features editor. Aaron began his career at the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, where worked as an intern, weekend editor, assistant Sports editor and, finally, as Sports editor. Originally from Sandy, Utah, Aaron has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Brigham Young University and served a mission for the LDS Church in Fukuoka, Japan.