About Ann Madsen
Wife of Truman G. Madsen, Ann Madsen is the mother of three (plus an Indian foster son), and a grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother of two and 7/9. Her hobbies include hiking, swimming, cooking, writing poetry, and photography. Ann received her BS Degree from the University of Utah, her MA degree from BYU in Ancient Studies with a minor in Hebrew. Her thesis was entitled, Melchizekek, the Man and the Tradition. Sister Madsen has been teaching Old Testament at BYU since 1976. She also teaches courses in New Testament and Isaiah and taught these at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies between 1987 and 1993. She has recently completed a book entitled Making Their Own Peace: Twelve Women of Jerusalem which tells of 12 modern women who live or have lived through Jerusalem's wars and have created their own peace. It will be published in New York in April 2003. She presently teaches three courses at BYU; Writings of Isaiah, The Life of Christ: the Gospels, Honors: Old Testament Roots of the Book of Mormon. Her church service has included: Mission Presidents's wife (New England Mission 1962-65), Stake Relief Society President (BYU 8th Stake), and Jerusalem Branch Relief Society President 1991- 1993. She was on the Gospel Doctrine writing committee for the Church for 17 years. She is presently a Visiting Teacher in her ward and teaches 16 yr. and 17 yr. olds in Sunday School.