Jan 17, 2018 11:30 am MSTRead the 1984 bio of President Oak's life at the time of his call to be an apostle Editor's note: A profile of President Dallin H. Oaks, now of the First Presidency, at the time of his call to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This article ran in the April 29, 1984 issue of the Church News.
Joseph Walker began his professional writing career in 1980 as a staff writer for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, eventually becoming the newspaper's television and live theater critic. He left professional journalism for 20 years to work in the world of public relations, and is now back at the Deseret News as the newspaper’s faith and religion reporter. Since 1990 he has written a weekly newspaper column called ValueSpeak, which has appeared in more than 200 newspapers nationally. A number of his columns have been published in five different editions of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series. His published books include two column collections – "How Can You Mend a Broken Spleen?" and "Look What Love Has Done!" – as well as the Ben Franklin Award-winning novella, "Christmas on Mill Street." Joseph and his wife, Anita, have five children and seven grandchildren. They reside in American Fork, Utah.
Jan 17, 2018 11:35 am MSTRead the 1984 bio of President Nelson when he was called to be an apostle A profile of President Russell M. Nelson, the 17th President of the Church, when he was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This article ran in the April 22, 1984, edition of the Church News.