Director of Partnerships and Coalitions Coordinator
Sarah Perry is Family Research Council’s Director of Partnerships and Coalitions Coordinator. She oversees the organization’s partnership development efforts, spearheading the work of various like-minded organizations on policy reform initiatives in the areas of religious liberty, free speech, education, and the fight against antisemitism, among others. Sarah oversees strategy, research, analysis, and publications related to issues prioritized by both FRC and its partner organizations, with an eye toward accomplishing collective aims, and expanding FRC’s footprint in Washington, D.C. and beyond. Formerly, Sarah was FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Reform, where she focused on curriculum development, school choice, and the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Sarah is also Tony Perkins’s stand-in on the Washington Watch radio show, substitute hosting the program heard in 41 states and on 290 stations nationwide.
A Wisconsin native, Sarah developed an interest in public policy at an early age, leading student pro-life efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and testifying before the Wisconsin State Legislature in support of parental notification laws. Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, and a student practitioner before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University with a B.S. in Journalism. She is the author of three books on motherhood, and has published multiple op-eds, essays, and short stories. Her writing on policy, politics, and parenting has appeared in various anthologies, as well as at The Federalist, The Stream, ThinkChristian, The Christian Review, Townhall, Daily Caller, and The Christian Post, among others.
Before joining FRC, Sarah practiced law in the area of civil litigation (maritime and admiralty, employment, and False Claims Act/qui tam recovery), and later served as in-house counsel to a Baltimore agency. A former adjunct professor of business ethics at the Community College of Baltimore County, Sarah is also a member of the Kirkpatrick Society at the American Enterprise Institute. She and her husband Matt have three children and make their home north of Baltimore, Maryland.