Valerie Walton is an editorial assistant for the Church News who has worked for the Deseret News since 2015. A Salt Lake City native, she graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in mass communication, and served in the Florida Jacksonville Mission from 2013-2014. She loves knitting, baking and spending time with family.

The trend of more students seeking mental health services is seen all across the nation among young Americans, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said during a BYU-Hawaii devotional on June 11.
The live Sister-to-Sister event, broadcast from the Marriott Center as part of the 2019 BYU Women’s Conference, began with “a big question” submitted by a woman in the Church who described herself as “tired.”
Pianist and Piano Guys member Jon Schmidt, along with his wife, Michelle Schmidt, addressed LDS Business College students and staff in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square on March 26.
The correct usage of the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a subject that has come up repeatedly for several years in the age of shortening names and referring to nicknames. Here are six references to what Apostles, prophets and the scriptures have said about the name of the Church.
In a “grand night for singing,” the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square celebrated the 171st anniversary of the arrival of the first pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley.
Practicing religious law has enabled Elder Steven R. Bangerter, newly called as a General Authority Seventy, to see and understand how people of all faiths desire to draw nearer to God.
Speaking on several Christlike attributes they would need following graduation, Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, spoke to new alumni of Brigham Young University-Idaho in his commencement address on April 13.
Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, spoke during the Sunday morning session of general conference on the importance of unity. “In order to reach our sublime destiny, we need each other.”
Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé spoke during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference on how the Church “is all about people. It is all about you, the Lord’s disciples.”
Immediately following the closing session of the 188th Annual General Conference of the Church, the First Presidency released a letter explaining the Melchizedek Priesthood quorum changes and the new ministering concept to members.
During the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on how temple and family history work bless the lives of the living.
“Our young women are amazing. They have talents, unlimited enthusiasm and energy, and they are compassionate and caring,” Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, recently released Young Women general president, said during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference.
Elder K. Brett Nattress, General Authority Seventy, taught about God’s ‘game plan’ in a BYU-Idaho devotional on March 20.
A. Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank, remembers well his experience as a Sterling Scholar in drama from Skyline High School.
Despite light showers of rain, thousands gathered in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City for the Sunday morning session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of the Church.