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Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes nicknamed Mormons, are well-known for their clean-cut, family centered image. It is less well-known that there are many members of the Church making a name for themselves in the world. There are famous Mormons in many fields, including publishing, music, politics, and television. This website showcases just a few of those people, all active in the LDS Church and proud of their church membership.

As you explore this website, you'll find names you're likely to recognize as being LDS, such as Osmonds or Mitt Romney. There may be names that surprise you as well, such as Shannon Hale and Gladys Knight. Some have been members of the Church all their lives, and others joined in recent years. You'll be able to learn about their personal and professional lives, but also be able to explore how being a member of a church that remains a mystery to many has affected their lives and their careers. Learn how it's possible to be the squeaky clean Mormon we're most often seen as and still succeed in the world.

Mormon Fighting Irishman Manti Te’o

Manti Malietau Louis Te’o,  a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (more commonly referred to as the Mormon Church), is an American collegiate football player of Samoan descent. Growing up on the island of Oahu, he was one of the most decorated high school athletes in Hawaii’s history. His name has become one that many people have become familiar with, not...

North, South, and East – All Point ‘Du...

Meet “Due West” In 3 Directions By Delisa Hargrove. Yes, I’m from Texas, but anyone who knows me at all knows that I’m not into country music (at all)…but, hey, I like the sound of this band! So, here’s some quick info on Due West. Due West began in 2004 and is an up-and-coming country music trio who played at the Grand Ole Opry in September 2012 and has opened for country...

Dawn Meehan: Life Lessons Learned as a Castaway on...

In the last two years, Dawn Meehan has checked one thing off her bucket list. And she checked it off twice. She played on CBS’s “Survivor,” first in South Pacific and then Caramoan. For the South Jordan, Utah, wife and mother of 6 adopted kids, this was a life-changing experience—for her and her family. She still blogs and bakes bread for fun and relaxation, teaches English at...

Mormon Creates Record-Breaking Word Search

For someone who doesn’t like word search puzzles and is a bad speller, creating the Guinness World Record for the largest word search puzzle seemed unlikely for Mel Crow.  However, determined to do just that, graphic designer Crow set out and over 10 years of progress accomplished that feat.  Mel Crow received the Guinness World Records Certificate for the largest published word...

“Lorianne Toler: Mormon Woman Building a Con...

Lorianne Toler’s career has not gone quite the way she planned it. She graduated from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School and while there, she set up a non-profit organization called Constitutional Sources Project (known as ConSource) to digitize every document related to the founding of the United States Constitution. She dreamed of writing constitutions, but the...

Mormons in Austenland

Romance is defined as “a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love” by Google and “one’s deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately” by Wikipedia.  In other words, romance demands yearning for something not yet attained.  It’s thoroughly emotional, not physical…and it’s almost gone.  In this modern era of hookup culture, ...

Alex Jensen, Mormon Now Works with the Utah Jazz

Alex Jensen, a native of Bountiful, Utah, was born on 16 May 1976 to parents Kathy and Jerry Jensen. He was a finance major at the University of Utah. While at the University, he proved himself to be an exceptionally good player. Playing under the tutelage of Coach Rick Majerus, who coached at the University of Utah from 1989-2004, he received the honors of the title of Utah’s 1994 Mr....

Mormon Athlete Tom Holmoe Speaks of Conversion to ...

Thomas Allen Holmoe, the current athletic director at Brigham Young University (BYU), was born on 7 March 1960 in Los Angeles, California. He is a former college and professional American football defensive back and coach. Exceptional Athletic Prowess Apparently Holmoe possessed exceptional athletic prowess from an early age. Starting with his high school days at Crecenta Valley High School...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Has an Updated Website

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Has an Updated Website       The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently called the Mormon Church, announced an upgrade to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ten year old website, The site resembles The Church of Jesus Christ’s main website. The new site is user friendly and offers visitors a more interactive experience,...