Dr. Lynn K. Wilder, former tenured professor at Mormon Church-owned Brigham Young University, left the LDS Church in 2008 necessitating her exit from BYU. She currently teaches in the College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. The family’s remarkable story of conversion began when their son Micah read the Bible and gave his life to the biblical Jesus while ON his Mormon mission to Florida. Through a series of extraordinary events, Dr. Wilder and her family also came to faith in the biblical Savior. Her testimony was named one of the Top Ten Testimonies of 2014 (Christianity Today, January 2015) and is told in her book, Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church (Zondervan). Three of the four Wilder children and their spouses run a ministry they founded called Adam’s Road Ministry. Lynn and husband Michael founded a ministry called Ex-Mormon Christians United for Jesus. They travel and speak at churches and colleges, baring a powerful witness of Jesus and delineating doctrinal differences between Mormonism and biblical Christianity.
Dr. Wilder has enjoyed a 15-year career as a researcher and professor in higher education. She is the author of 60 professional peer-reviewed articles, author of Unveiling Grace and co-author of 7 Reasons We Left Mormonism. Her professional expertise lies in the intersection of multicultural education and special education, i.e. the various programs and places where diverse populations of students who may struggle in school sometimes reside (juvenile centers, jail, mental health facilities, alternative high schools, homeless shelters, pregnant teen centers, drug rehab centers, special education facilities, etc.). Most recently her research investigates the state of ethnically diverse faculty in higher education.