Michael Otterson
Head of Public Affairs, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Otterson heads the worldwide public affairs functions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a former journalist and editor for newspapers.

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More Mormons on a mission

More Mormons on a mission

Church President Thomas S. Monson announced at the faith’s 183rd semi-annual conference in Salt Lake City this past weekend that 80,000 missionaries are now serving worldwide - a staggering rise of 22,000 in the past year, half of them young women.

Why Mormons back the new scouting policy

Why Mormons back the new scouting policy

Scouts policy should be seen for what it is: A reaffirmation of core values.

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Historians may look back on 2012 as the beginning of the real emergence of American Mormons, says church spokesman Michael Otterson.

What makes Mormons tick?

What makes Mormons tick?

Writing or reporting about Mormons from a desk and a keyboard without a field trip to a Mormon ward is like covering Congress from Kalamazoo. You have to be there. You have to feel the pulse.