Lynn Gordon Hughes has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1977. She has been a member of congregations in Montreal, Quebec; Stamford, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois; Woonsocket, Rhode Island Milford, Massachusetts; and Toronto, Ontario. She has been married since 1973 to Unitarian Universalist minister and scholar Peter Hughes. They have two grown children. Lynn studied engineering at MIT and McGill University, and has held a variety of engineering and information technology positions. She is currently a business analyst for the University Health Network Research Institute in Toronto.
Side by side with her "day job," Lynn has pursued a second career focusing on Unitarian Universalist history. She received her MA in history from Brown University in 2007. A focus of Lynn's historical study has been the career of Adin Ballou and the utopian community he founded at Hopedale, Massachusetts. She has edited and published new editions of two of Ballou's books, Practical Christian Socialism and Christian Non-Resistance, and written a children's book, To Live a Truer Life, about the Hopedale community. In 2002, Lynn and Peter founded Blackstone Editions, a small press specializing in Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian Universalist, and liberal Christian history. In addition to her work for Blackstone, she has worked on publication projects for LREDA, UUWHS, and UUHS. Since 2004 she has been part of a long-term project to translate and publish the works of Michael Servetus and other antitrinitarians of the Reformation era.