Athelia Lesueur

Athelia Lesueur

Athelia Lesueur was the fashion designer and CEO in New York City for the fun and colorful brand, Shabby Apple. Lesueur writes on her Mormon.org profile that she has always love clothes. Being able to work with clothes is a dream come true! When she was pregnant she...
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson

Photo Credit: BYU Magazine Nicole Johnson would spend her weekends and summers with her dad bent under the hood of a car in Hawaii. This began an early passion for cars and motivated her to become a monster truck driver. “Now, jumping huge is really hard to describe....
Wendy Bryn Harmer

Wendy Bryn Harmer

Wendy was born in Roseville, California, and raised in Bountiful, Utah. She began singing lessons at the age of seven with Ralph Woodward, Jr. She actually had plans to play the flute in college, but late into high school, her music teacher watched her high school...
LDS Soccer Mom Trains with U-23 U.S. National Team

LDS Soccer Mom Trains with U-23 U.S. National Team

Michele Vasconcelos, age 23, just finished training with the U-23 U.S. National Team. She’s also a BYU graduate, a wife, and a mother of 4-month-old Scarlett. “I never imagined that being a mother and a pro athlete was a possibility,” she said a few days after...
Mom, Baker, and Missionary Across the Pond

Mom, Baker, and Missionary Across the Pond

Ever watched “The Great American Baking Show?” The show is in its third season this December, premiering December 7th and airing every Thursday until the end of the holiday. So tune in this Thursday and the next to watch the magic happen on ABC! It’s...
Two Goats and an RM Navy Girl

Two Goats and an RM Navy Girl

In Annapolis, Ken Niumatalolo (who you may remember from the documentary Meet the Mormons) has a coveted job as the Navy head football coach, but there’s another Mormon at the Academy with a sweet role. Latter-day Saint returned missionary, Midshipman Cathryn...
The NFL’s Got Some Musical Talent

The NFL’s Got Some Musical Talent

John Denney is a long snapper for the Miami Dolphins. Did you know he’s also a violinist? He’s been playing the violin for over 30 years. Sports Illustrated reports that his mom told 5-year-old John that if he wanted to play sports, he had to learn a...
What You Didn’t Know About “Captain Phillips”

What You Didn’t Know About “Captain Phillips”

The big hero wasn’t Captain Phillips: it was Latter-day Saint Michael Perry—and the rest of the uncaptured crew. If you recall the movie scene where several brave crewmates capture Muse (the bad guy) using nothing but a pocketknife and the equipment of the...
Football Friends and Brothers in the Priesthood

Football Friends and Brothers in the Priesthood

Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo and Baltimore Ravens’ defensive end Bronson Kaufusi have more than just the game of football in common—they’re both LDS, and they’ve established the kind of bond that can only be described by the word “family.”...
Russ Allred

Russ Allred

Russ Allred is the co-author of three books on business: Ten-Minute Retreats for Business Owners, The Family Business, and Best Practices of High-Performance Entrepreneurs. Currently, he works as the grant administrator and underwriter for a network of Sunbelt...
Jorge Cocco

Jorge Cocco

Jorge Cocco has been painting since he was a small boy living in Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina. He used to sleep with his pencils. Things like that didn’t change much over the years. At age 9, he entered an art contest, and to his great surprise, he won...
“The Biggest Band of 2017” Says Billboard

“The Biggest Band of 2017” Says Billboard

2017 has been a year full of big hits, including Despacito, What Lovers Do, Sorry Not Sorry, Praying, Attention, Look What You Made Me Do . . . And the list goes on. If you go through the Hot 100 list, you’ll see a big band that shows up twice: Imagine...
Rick Aguilera

Rick Aguilera

Rick Aguilera (Richard Warren Aguilera) is an American pro baseball player who played from 1985 to 2000 as a pitcher for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. He went to high school in California and was drafted by the St. Louis...
Colton Satterfield

Colton Satterfield

He’s a 6’2″ BMX biker from Salt Lake City. Colton Satterfield began riding in 2004, and since then he’s won two gold medals in the X Games. He cited TJ Ellis and Michael Clark as his favorite riders. According to the X Games website, Colton is...
Witney Carson

Witney Carson

Witney Carson was born in American Fork, Utah, in 1993 on October 17. She is the oldest of four children and began dancing at the age of three, learning ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, Latin and standard ballroom. At age 18, she starred in So You...
Lindsay Arnold

Lindsay Arnold

Lindsay Arnold is a native of Provo, Utah—where she began dancing at the tender age of four. Her dance career has taught her perseverance through passionate effort and she’s enjoyed the opportunities she’s had to be trained by Shirley and Mark Ballas, as...
Paying Off Student Loans with Creative MBA Notes

Paying Off Student Loans with Creative MBA Notes

Jason Barron managed to turn his MBA notes into a beautifully and creatively crafted 150-page book. With the profits from the books, he planned to pay off his student loans. He didn’t know how hard it was going to be, or how rewarding. The idea first came as he...
Kirby Heyborne and His Awesome Job

Kirby Heyborne and His Awesome Job

“You read and you get paid?” is what many people ask Kirby Heyborne incredulously. “Yes, and I love it,” is his response. You probably remember him from The Singles Ward (2002), The Best Two Years (2004), The R.M. (2003), and Saints and...
MLB Player Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

MLB Player Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

Retired MBL player Roy Halladay died in a plane crash November 7th while flying solo in his ICON A5. He was a pitcher for the Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays. Later that same day, many of Halladay’s friends, fans, teammates, and neighbors posted tributes to...
LDS Couple Wins North American Wife Carrying Race

LDS Couple Wins North American Wife Carrying Race

What began as a Finnish tradition has now become the North American Wife Carrying Championship. Each man literally carries his wife as he runs. The annual championship race is held in mid-October in Maine at Sunday River Resort. This year’s champions: Jake and...
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