Sister Sheri L. Dew was born on 21 November 1953 in Ulysses, Kansas. Sister Dew has served in several Church capacities including, a former stake and ward Relief Society president and member of the Relief Society general board. A graduate of Brigham Young University, she spent four years at Bookcraft as an assistant editor, then became associate publisher of This People magazine. For nine years, she has worked at Deseret Book, four of which as vice president of publishing. She also wrote the biographies of President Benson and President Hinckley.