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Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the LDS Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

Recent Headlines

BYU engineering students design priceless gift: improved mobility
BYU engineering student Nicole Laws tests a hand-trike that she and a group of fellow students designed for LDS Charities. The hand-trike attaches to Church-produced wheelchairs.
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone remembered as 'a man of Christ'
The casket is brought from the Bountiful Regional Center following services for Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone in North Salt Lake on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Bishop Gérald Caussé: The guiding principles of the Church’s finances
Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, 87, dies
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone
New apostles reflect growth, diversity of the Church
Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles chat before the start of the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on March 31, 2018.
Elder Ulisses Soares: A 'witness' for the world
Sister Rosana Soares and Elder Ulisses Soares pose for a portrait outside of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
New apostles reflect growth, diversity of the Church
Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles chat before the start of the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on March 31, 2018.
'A place that feels like home': Houston Temple ready for rededication
The LDS Houston Texas Temple is surrounded by water after Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.
Reopening a beloved temple: A key moment in Hurricane Harvey recovery
Originally opened in 2000, the Houston Texas Temple was rededicated on April 22, 2018.
For many missionaries, the world is their area
Sister Maybree Spilsbury prays with a caller from Staten Island, New York, at the Temple Square Online Teaching Center at the Temple Square North Visitors’ Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Faith and science on peaceful display at BYU's 'Dinoland'
BYU students adhere to established research protocol in their examination of fossils at the BYU Museum of Paleontology.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson: 'The elders quorum'
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Elder Ronald A. Rasband: 'Behold! A royal army'
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
President Henry B. Eyring: 'Inspired ministering'
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency