Diocesan Leadership 


The Rt. Rev'd. Clark WP Lowenfield

Bishop, bishop@dwgc.org

Bishop Clark Lowenfield is married to Tricia, and they have three daughters and two sons-in-law. He has served as senior pastor of churches in South Carolina and Texas for over 30 years. Clark is a graduate of Amherst College with degrees in Political Science and Economics and The University of the South-School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee with a Master of Divinity.


Deacon Lisa Schwandt

Dean of the College of Deacons, HopePointe, lisa@hopepointe.org


Father Stan Gerber

Dean of the College of Presbyters, St. Timothy’s, sgerber97@aol.com

Fr. Stan Gerber is happily married to Mary for thirty six years now (1979), has one son, Nicholas and daughter-in-law Hillary, who have given Stan and Mary three beautiful grandchildren. Stan attended The University of Dallas for two years and completed his Bachelor's Degree at The University of Texas at Dallas in Philosophy. After studying for three years at the Anglican School of Theology in Dallas, he was asked by his new bishop to move to Austin where after three more years, he received his Master of Divinity in 1989.  Today he is the Rector of St. Timothy's Anglican Church in Spring. His favorite verse is Philippians 4:13, " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


Tommy Lamb

Dean of the College of Laity, St. Timothy's, Tommy.Lamb@Staples.com

Tommy is currently Senior Warden at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church and a Regional Sales Director with Staples. He is married to Kathryn, his love for over 38 years, and has two children, daughter Patricia and son Kelsey and their spouses Josh and Taylor, and four grandchildren, Isabelle, Isla, Emma and Luca! Tommy enjoys the outdoors, particularly fishing and hunting, and loves to serve the Lord! His prayer is that the laity of the Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast, alongside our bishops, presbyters, and deacons, grows in relationship with God and one another, through His Son Jesus Christ, discerning His will for us as we build His kingdom with love, compassion and service. One of his favorite verses is Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."


The Rev. Canon Tony Tripi

Canon Missioner for Discipleship Partnershipstony@dwgc.org

Tony is married to Janet, has 5 adult married children and 10 grandkids. His passion is Discipleship, Transforming Revival, and the City-wide collaborative engagement of the Church. After numerous years serving as a pastor, consultant, coach and college director he is delighted to now be serving our Bishop and the churches of the Diocese. His life verse has been Eph. 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,…”


Fr. Perry Koon

Canon Missioner, perry@dwgc.org

Canon Perry has lived in Austin since 1996, has been in ministry since 1987 and has been involved in six church start-ups in Austin.  He is currently the Vicar at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Dripping Springs, a new church plant that kicked off in the summer of 2018 and co-leads a cross-jurisdictional church planting initiative along the IH35 corridor (35for35) in the South Central Texas area (Austin to San Antonio).  He was the Assistant Rector at Resurrection South Austin and teaches 5th grade Reading and Social Studies in the Del Valle School District in Austin.  He completed a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1993 from Abilene Christian University and worked in the Employee Assistance Program industry for 16 years.  He was ordained a presbyter in 2009.  Wendey and Perry were married in 1979 and have two wonderful, funny daughters and two super cool granddaughters. Perry enjoys cycling, fishing and spending time on his deck with Wendey and their friends.  His favorite verse is Mark 10:45, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”


Fr. Ernie Saik

 Canon for Missions in Louisianaernie@holycrossbr.org

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Fr. Ernie graduated from St. Luke's Seminary, Sewanee, Tennessee with a MDiv. in 1978.  Ordained a deacon in 1978 and priest in 1979.  He has served churches in Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. On September 14 ,2014 he was the founding rector for Holy Cross Anglican Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He served as rector until November 2015 when he retired and was appointed Canon Missioner for Louisiana by Bishop Lowenfield. He is married to his wife Brenda and they have two daughters, and 5 grandchildren. His favorite verse is Philippians 4:4, "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice."


Fr. Nazir Masih

Diocesan Evangelistrev.nazir@gmail.com

Fr. Nazir Masih is married to Agnes and has one daughter Samia Sumantha. Nazir attended St. Thomas’ Theological College at Karachi Pakistan and completed his Bachelor’s Degree and served the Diocese of Peshawar, Pakistan for fourteen years as a Rector. He is experienced Inter-faith Relationship dialogue. During the time of Rector of the parish, he was asked by the bishop to go to Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, USA, where after one more year, he received his Christian Education Certificate. He is now serving the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast, Texas, USA. His mission is to bring people consistently back in the house of God. His favorite verse is Roman 12:1, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."


Sandy Rambach

Executive Assistant to the Bishop, sandy@dwgc.org


Dn. John Tucker

Director of Communications, communicationdirector@dwgc.org

The Deacon John Tucker, is currently serving as a Deacon and interim Children’s and Youth Pastor at HopePointe and living out various pastoral and teaching responsibilities. John grew up in Austin Texas and attended Wake Forest University, before leaving Wake to move to Zambia, Africa to serve as a missionary for just under four years. John is currently pursuing his Masters of Pastoral Ministry at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Greater Diocesan Leadership

Communication Team:

Dn John Tucker, communicationdirector@dwgc.org
Sandy Rambach, sandy@hopepointe.org

Discipleship Development Team:
Bp. Clark WP Lowenfield, bishopclark@dwgc.org
The Rev. Canon Tony Tripi, tony@dwgc.org

Finance Team:
Robert Shaw, HopePointe, robert@hopepointe.org

Leadership Development Team:
Bp. Clark WP Lowenfield, HopePointe, bishopclark@dwgc.org

Legal Counsel Team:
Mark Lewis, Esq., Church of the Apostles

Mission and Church Planting Strategy Team:
The Rev. Canon Tony Tripi, tony@dwgc.org

Fr. Mark Ball, Missio Dei, mark@missiodeihouston.org

Prayer Ministry Team:
Fr. Bill Kotlan, St. Timothy, billkotlan@gmail.com

Stewardship Development Team