Sheri L. Dew is an inspirational speaker, writer, White House Delegate to the U.N., and CEO of Deseret Book. Sheri Dew served as the second counselor in
the General Presidency of the Relief Society from April 1997 until 2002. Previously, Dew has also worked as the vice president of publishing for Deseret
Book Co.; former associate publisher of "This People"
magazine, former assistant editor of Bookcraft Publishers. Dew earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. Her service in the church has included ward and stake Relief Society president,
Sunday School teacher and Relief Society General Board
member. She is believed to be the first single member of
the Relief Society General Presidency.
In March 2003 the White House appointed her a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. She is also the author of the biographies of President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Ezra Taft Benson and the inspirational book No Doubt About It
Sheri L. Dew was born in Kansas circa 1954. She grew up on a farm, obtained a college degree from Brigham Young University, and quickly moved into the publishing business.
As an inspirational speaker, Dew has traveled across the US and around the world, including Colombia, Africa, the Philippines, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Japan.
As an author, Dew wrote the official biographies of two LDS Presidents, Ezra Taft Benson and Gordon B. Hinckley, the biography of Miss America Sharlene Wells, and two inspirational volumes.
As a delegate to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, Sheri Dew defended President George W. Bush’s conservative social agenda, proposing abstinence and monogamy as the solution to the AIDS pandemic and other global ills. She often speaks about the sanctity of marriage, motherhood, and the family, while opposing progressive social trends such as gay marriage or the idea that there should be no difference between men and women’s gender roles.
After a 1999 trip to Ghana, Dew began to spearhead a humanitarian program to send children’s books to impoverished areas of the world. The first shipment of 6,500 books was sent to Ghana and Fiji in July 2005.
Sheri Dew has been called “the most prominent single LDS woman” ("Play Examines Singles Stigma," BYU NewsNet, 24 February 2003, ).