Penn Perry

Penn Perry

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Trinity Center Executive Director

Penn Perry been Executive Director of Trinity Center since 2007. In 1991, Penn earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University with a major in English and a minor in Religion. He then obtained a Master of Theological Studies from Duke University in 1993 and went on to study British Literature in the English graduate program of the University of Georgia. Meanwhile, Penn was spending his summers at Camp Trinity, the residential summer camping program of the Diocese of East Carolina and Trinity Center. He served on the Camp Trinity staff from 1988-2000. In 2001, while working on his dissertation on W.B. Yeats, Penn made the difficult decision to leave the doctoral program of the University of Georgia to become the fulltime Director of Camp Trinity and Episcopal Youth Coordinator at Trinity Center. He served in that capacity from 2001-2006 before accepting the position of Trinity Center Executive Director in 2007. Penn is a firm believer in the many benefits of residential community-based programming, and he advocates for all children to have access to the various programs of Trinity Center. He also believes deeply in the many retreating experiences that Trinity Center can provide all people. Penn feels that Trinity Center’s emphasis on community and interpersonal connection makes its retreat experiences unique and powerful. Penn anticipates the challenges of maintaining and eventually expanding the many ministries of Trinity Center, and he is dedicated to protecting this fragile environment of natural beauty and spiritual access for all who come to partake of it. Penn’s passions are movies, music, literature, and poetry, as well as spending quality time with his family. Penn is married to Heather; he met her while working at Camp Trinity. They have identical twin boys, Win and Holt.