Lynne Hilton Wilson lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, Bishop Dow R. Wilson. She is mother to seven children—all with red hair. She graduated from BYU in 1982 with a degree in university studies and nursing. An accomplished cellist, Lynne played with the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra. In 2003, she received her MA in religious studies from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin. She received her PhD in theology and American history at Marquette University, a Jesuit institution in Milwaukee, in 2010. Lynne has been a volunteer in the Church Educational System for the past fifteen years in France, Belgium, Wisconsin, and, most recently, at Stanford University. She is a popular BYU Education Week presenter and has also presented and published papers at the Society of Biblical Literature, the Sperry Symposium, the BYU Studies Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium, the BYU Religious Studies Center Easter Conference, and Stanford Friday Forums.