Brother Perry has served in the Church as a bishop, as a stake president, and from June 2005 to July 2008, as mission president of the California Roseville Mission. He presently serves as a member of the Sunday School General Board. The author of Righteous Influence: What Every Leader Should Know about Drawing on the Powers of Heaven, he also wrote the lyrics of the Latter-day Saint hymn "As Now We Take the Sacrament."
Brother Perry and his wife, Carolyn Bench Perry, live in Orem, Utah. They are the parents of six children.