Lynne Wilson lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband President Dow R. Wilson. She is mother to seven children—all with red hair. She graduated from BYU focusing on Nursing and the cello. When her youngest entered school, she finished off her graduate school to receive her MA in Religious Studies. Her thesis explored Christ’s birth narratives in the New Testament. She received her PhD in Theology and American History at Marquette University. Her dissertation focused on Joseph Smith’s understanding of the Holy Ghost compared to other 19th Century theologians. She is an adjunct professor at BYU and directs and teaches at the Menlo Park Stake institute (or better known as Stanford Institute). She is a research fellow for BYU Studies, the Maxwell Institute, and Interpreter. Lynne has been a volunteer in the Church Education System for the past seventeen years in France, Belgium, Wisconsin, and most recently in California. She a popular presenter at Education week and has also presented papers at the Society of Biblical Literature, Sperry Symposium, BYU Studies 50th Anniversary Symposium, RSC Easter Conference, and Stanford Friday Forums. She has several articles published on biblical studies and her first two books will be published in 2014.
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