Candace Moore Hill was born in California, raised in rural Oregon and moved to Illinois to serve at the Bahá’í National Center where she met her future husband Rick, a New Yorker. They decided that the “Third Coast” would be a fine place to raise a family, settling in Evanston but greatly enjoying exploring the City of Chicago.
Candace is the author of Bahá’í Temple, an Images of America book from Arcadia Publishing, featuring 199 photographs of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette. The process of research for this book transformed her into a student of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, hence the development of the Wilmette Institute course on the subject.
She is currently the Curriculum Development Specialist for the Wilmette Institute, meaning she has a behind the scenes view of how ideas, consultation, subjects, courses, faculty and learners all come together to make an Institute of Bahá’í Learning function. It is interesting and exciting work, every day.
You may have seen Candace on social media, she is a moderator for several pages on Facebook, enjoys the growing Bahá’í presence on Twitter, and contributes to Bahá’í scholarship with the Tumblr account Bahá’í History in Postcards. This is a good excuse to indulge her current hobby of postcard collecting. That is, when she is not tracking down the graves of the early believers in Chicagoland in order to make online memorials at the website Find a Grave. It is, it is fun finding graves!