Gerald N. Lund
Former General Authority and Author of The Work and the Glory Series
An educator by profession, Elder Lund studied Sociology at Brigham Young University, earning both a bachelor's and a master's degree. He pursued additional studies at Pepperdine University and the University of Judaism in Southern California. During his nearly 35 year career, he worked for the Church Educational System as a seminary/institute teacher, a curriculum writer, teacher trainer and zone administrator.
Elder Lund is the author of numerous articles and more than twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books. He is best known for his historical novels including Fire of the Covenant, the story of the 1856 handcart pioneers, and The Undaunted, the story of the Hole in the Rock Pioneers of Southern Utah as well as two well-known series, The Work and the Glory, and The Kingdom and the Crown.
Brother Lund has served in numerous Church callings throughout his life including a full time mission in the West Central States Mission, bishop, YSA stake president, and as a member of the Church's Correlation Committee. He was a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008.
Born in Fountain Green, Utah, Brother Lund married Lynn Stanard of Great Falls, Montana. They are the parents of seven children, and have 30 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Sister Lund passed away in 2014. Brother Lund currently lives in Alpine, Utah.