Diane M. Poythress earned her PhD at Westminster Theological Seminary. She studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and privately under Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri and R.C. Sproul at Ligonier. She was a missionary in Europe and Taiwan, and served as staff for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She is a speaker, teacher, writer, and founder of Women's Weekend Seminary, a housewife married to Vern Poythress, and mother of two grown sons.