Rev. Canon Perry Koon
The Rev. Canon Perry Koon is the Vicar at Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Dripping Springs, Texas and a Canon Missioner in the Dioceses of the Western Gulf Coast under the leadership of Bishop Clark Lowenfield. In addition to serving at Good Shepherd, Perry is a 5th grade reading teacher in the Del Valle ISD and serves on the leadership team with the 35 for 35 Initiative, a church planting movement in the Central/South Texas area. Fr. Perry began his ministry in 1987 in Arkansas while attending Harding University and earning a BA in Bible and Religion. He went on to earn a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University in 1993 and was ordained in the Anglican Church in 2008 with the Anglican Mission in American (AMiA). Fr. Perry has been involved with six church plants in the Austin area over the last 22 years.
Perry was born in Guam and raised in South Mississippi where he married Wendey (born and raised in Ohio) in 1979 and finally, by God’s grace, made it to Austin, Texas in 1996. They have two wonderful daughters (Tabitha and Abbey) and two fabulous, crazy grand daughters (Mallory and Chloe). Wendey and Perry enjoy laughing and spending time with family and friends and listening to live music in Austin. If the truth be told, Perry would rather be fishing on the gulf coast (Texas or Mississippi) than about anything else. He also enjoys reading books on theology, spiritual formation, church planting, culture, young adult fiction and nonfiction as well riding his mountain bike on the trails in South Austin.