Glen Larkin Rudd (born May 18, 1918) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1987 to 1992. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Early Years
As a young man, Elder Rudd served as a missionary for the LDS Church in New Zealand, where he served under President Matthew Cowley. After he returned from his mission he married Marva Sperry. LDS Church apostle Elder Harold B. Lee, who had been Rudd’s stake president when he was a child, performed the marriage.
During the early years of his marriage, Elder Rudd served as a ward clerk, a counselor in the bishopric, and a bishop. As a young deacon, he remembers contemplating a lifetime of church service. “I had an idea that someday I would be a bishop—when I got to be fifty,” he says. “But that responsibility came earlier than anticipated—by the time I was halfway to fifty.”
The Call to Serve
Elder Rudd managed his own business for the first twelve years of his professional career, until one day when Elder Harold B. Lee asked him if he would manage Welfare Square. “He made me a promise,” says Elder Rudd. “He said, ‘If you’ll come and be the manager of Welfare Square, you’ll never regret it.’ That was one of the great promises of my life—I have never regretted it.”