Dean Allen, devotional speaker fall 2022

Dean Allen

Product Manager


Dean Allen grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. He served a mission in the Tempe, Arizona Mission. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in instructional design. He worked as a Senior Software Engineer for 14 years before coming to work at BYU-Idaho, where he has worked for 21 years.

Dean and his wife, Becky, have been married for 36 years. They have four children and 10, almost 11, grandchildren. He has spent his life serving in various callings working with the youth, young adults, and married students as a Young Men’s leader, high councilor, counselor in several bishoprics, and bishop. Dean was recently released from serving as a stake clerk. He is now happy to be back with the youth teaching the 15–17-year-old Sunday School class. He also serves as a temple ordinance worker which he has enjoyed for several years. Dean’s favorite hobbies include staying active in outdoor activities, especially in the mountains, and spending time with his family.