Presenter – Jed Woodworth Saints Q&A


Why do we need another history of the Church? Don’t we have plenty of histories already? Jed Woodworth talks about the rationale behind Saints: The History of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, what makes it different from other histories, and why the digital edition now has over 40 million page views.


Jed Woodworth is a historian and writer for the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is currently the managing historian of Saints, the multi-volume history the Church began publishing in 2018. Prior to joining the Church History Department in 2012, he was employed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a PhD in history. He holds additional degrees from BYU and Harvard. Jed is married to the former Shawna Cluff and together they have five children, ages two to thirteen.

Read Saints online here.