Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina



Happening Butterfly

Happening #78

Location:  Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, SC
For Youth in Grades 10-12
Event Date: November 17-19, 2017

Happening #78 Registration Deadline has been extended to midnight on Monday Oct. 30th, 2017!

Registration for Happening #78

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icon Happening #78 Fact Sheet
icon Happening #78 Sponsor Form
icon Happening #78 Staff Information

Happening Reunion Date and Time: TBD

Youth who would like to register as a Happening Candidate need to:
1.  Complete the online Happening Registration Form for the weekend they wish to attend. Registration link will be posted here soon.
2.  Email their signed and completed, scanned or photographed icon Medical & Congregation Release Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. one week before the Happening weekend.
3.  Secure a sponsor. Happening Candidates should be sponsored by someone who either (1) Has attended Happening, Vocare or Cursillo in the past, (2) Is a youth minister in the Diocese, or (3) Is a clergy person in the Diocese. Happening sponsors no longer need to complete a Happening Sponsor Form.

To apply for Happening staff, complete the online form:


Happening weekends are led by a Youth Rector and an Adult Big Brother/Sister. The Youth Rector, Big Brother/Sister, Past Youth Rector, Past Big Brother/Sister and the Canon for Christian Formation prayerfully choose the Observing Rector and provide suggestions for possible Observing Big Brother/Sister, though the choice for Observing Big Brother/Sister is ultimately the Observing Rectors with approval from the Canon with Christian Formation.

The Youth Rector, Adult Big Brother/Sister, and both Observing staff select the staff for their Happening with approval from the Canon for Christian Formation. The Happening Committee of DYLC has chosen the following policies in regards to Happening Staff:

  • Staff must be able to attend both staff meetings and the entire weekend.
  • Staff must complete their registration within one week after offered a position.
  • Youth staff must have attended Happening as a candidate and still be in high school.
  • Adult staff must be at least 22 years old, connected with an Episcopal congregation, be SAFE Church trained within the last 5 years, and background checked within the last year with no violation that would affect them serving with youth.
  • Staff must have completed the online application by the application deadline.

Because we do not have room to accept everyone who applies for staff, priority will be given to those youth who:

  • Were not selected to serve at the last Happening.
  • Have served on less than 2 staffs in a row.
  • Have served only on GIC.
  • Have specific gift, talents of skills needed for the weekend.
  • Participate in weekly worship, youth group and leadership in their local congregations.

CARITAS - If you wish to send Caritas to the candidates for Happening, please send or deliver them to the Diocesan House at 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates and Staff for Happening will be listed below when they are finalized:

Youth Candidates:

Maxwell Adams Greenville - St Peter's
Porter Burkett Columbia - St John's
Madison Clayton Guest
Isabella Fleischer Columbia - St John's
Thomas Gore Greenville - St Peter's
Lindsay Hollingsworth Guest
Leah Hug Columbia - St John's
Faith Kneece Guest
Phillip Koutrakos Columbia - St John's
Kathryn Lee The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Joshua Lipscomb Greenville - St Peter's
Nolan Morrison Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Zachary Perez Aiken - St Augustine of Canterbury
Alina Scalzitti Greenville - St Peter's
Savannah Stewart Guest
Helena Upshaw The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Chloe Walters Columbia - St David's
Sara Whitehead York - Church of the Good Shepherd

Staff Members:

Spencer Brewer Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Furman Buchanan Greenville - St Peter's
Kim Buchanan Greenville - St Peter's
Lamar Buchanan Greenville - St Peter's
Alexandria Cheek Greenville - St Peter's
Nolan Clark Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Ivey Harrison North Augusta - St Bartholomew's
Jamie Holodak North Augusta - St Bartholomew's
Kendall Johnson Aiken - St Thaddeus
Mary Joseph Camden - Grace Church
Mary Camilla Kennedy Greenville - Christ Church
Garrett Lee Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Laura Lipscomb Greenville - St Peter's
Susan Louttit-Hardaway Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Hughes McGlone Aiken - St Thaddeus
Avery Morse Greenville - St Peter's
Philip Pickard Chapin - St Francis of Assisi
Anna Poteat Columbia - St Martin's-in-the-Fields
Eileen Schell Columbia - St John's
Gordon Schell Columbia - St John's
Madelyn Smith Columbia - St John's
Abby Wiseman Aiken - St Thaddeus
Audrey Wiseman Aiken - St Thaddeus


Michelle Brewer Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Peyton Clark Simpsonville - Holy Cross
Jackson Cooper North Augusta - St Bartholomew's
Dorian Del Priore Columbia - Trinity Cathedral
Jordan Del Priore Columbia - Trinity Cathedral
Jack Fleischer Columbia - St John's
Jack Fleischer Columbia - St John's
Kathryn Hart The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Jonathan Helfgott North Augusta - St Bartholomew's
Mark Thompson North Augusta - St Bartholomew's
  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
  • Cursillo 130 1
  • Cursillo 130 2
  • Cursillo 130 3
  • Cursillo 130 4
  • Cursillo 130 5
  • Cursillo 130 6
  • Cursillo 130 7
  • Cursillo 130 8
  • Cursillo 130 9
  • Cursillo 130 10
  • Cursillo 130 11