Lee Tom Perry

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Lee Tom Perry (born April 29, 1951) is a business professor, Latter-day Saint church leader and hymnwriter. He is the son of L. Tom Perry, who was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1974 until his death in 2015.

As a young man, Perry served an LDS Church mission in the Japan West Mission. He was associate dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1998 to 2005.[1] From 1991 to 1994, he served as president of the BYU 3rd Stake. From 2005 to 2008, Perry was president of the California Roseville Mission, and from 2010 to 2014 he was a member of the general board of the LDS Church's Sunday School.[2]

Perry wrote the words to "As Now We Take The Sacrament", which is hymn number 169 in the 1985 English LDS Church hymnal.

Perry holds a doctorate in administration sciences from Yale University and has 30 years of experience as a professor, consultant, administrator, entrepreneur and corporate board member.[1]

On July 1, 2013, Perry was appointed dean of the Marriott School of Management at BYU, succeeding Gary C. Cornia.

Perry and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of six children.


  1. ^ a b "High Altitude". Marriott Alumni Magazine. Marriott School of Management: 4–7. Fall 2013. 
  2. ^ "New Sunday School board members", Church News, July 24, 2010.