Gerry Avant is editor of the LDS Church News. In addition to her editing duties, she has gone on assignments throughout the United States and to countries. She has won state and regional awards for photography. A native of Georgia, she received an associate's degree from Brewton Parker College and a bachelor's degree from BYU, where she did post-graduate studies. She taught high school English before she joined the Deseret News staff.
Oct 17, 2014 11:25 am MDTPresident Uchtdorf speaks to international delegates about religious freedom Religious freedom and the rule of law are central messages of the Church, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf told delegates from 40 countries who participated in BYU’s 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium.
Feb 4, 2016 1:40 pm MSTPresident Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Gail Halvorsen: Fellow aviators' lives intersect When he was 8, Dieter F. Uchtdorf looked up at planes in the Berlin airlift. Years later, he learned that a fellow Latter-day Saint, Gail Halvorsen, the renowned Candy Bomber, was one of the airlift's pilots.