Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina



Happening Butterfly


Happening #77 

Location:  Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, SC
icon Flyer: Happening #77 (2017)
For Youth in Grades 10-12
Event Date:  March 17-19, 2017
Candidate Registration Deadline:  February 24, 2017
Register for Happening #77
Staff Application Deadline:  January 20, 2017
Staff Application for Happening #77
icon Happening #77 Staff Information
Renuion Date:  April 30, 2017, from 10:00am - noon at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Clinton, SC

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.
       Register for Happening #77
2.  Email their signed and completed, scanned or photographed icon Medical and Congregation Release Form (2016-17) 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:

Lauryn Arnold - Grace Church, Anderson
Alex Cheek - St Peter's, Greenville
Jackson Cooper - St. Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Evie Dillard - St. John's, Columbia
Josh Hannon - Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Jonathan Helfgott - St. Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Alex Henry - St. James, Greenville
Katie Home - Drummond Grace Church, Anderson
Kendall Johnson - St. Thaddeus, Aiken
Molly Joseph - Grace Church, Camden
Mary Camilla Kennedy - Christ Church, Greenville
Alexandria Leland Guest – 4th Presbyterian Church, Greenville
Mary Dawson Lindsay Grace Church, Camden
Leila Long Grace Church, Camden
Jack Merritt Guest – First Baptist Church, North Augusta
Emma Nixon - Christ Church, Greenville
Max Senf - St. Alban's, Lexington
Joe Todd - Grace Church, Camden
Alex Zeller - St. Bartholomew's, North Augusta

Staff Members:

Madelyn Smith - St. John's, Columbia
Jill Beimdiek - St. Mary's, Columbia
Jeremy Boyle - St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin
Spencer Brewer - Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Lamar Buchanan - St. Peter's, Greenville
John Cantey - Grace Church, Camden
Ellie Cooter - Christ Church, Greenville
Jordan Del Priore - St. Peter's, Greenville
Victoria Fleischer - St. John's, Columbia
Jack Fleischer - St. John's, Columbia
Teddy Higgins - St. Paul's Church, Batesburg
Jamie Holodak - St. Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Henry Kerfoot - Grace Church, Camden
Madalyne Lawton - St. Peter's, Greevnille
Johnny Mac Lindsay - Grace Church, Camden
Matthew Mahaffey - Christ Church, Greenville
Slaven Manning - St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin
Avery Morse - St. Peter's, Greenville
Phil Pickard - St Francis of Assisi, Chapin
Eileen Schell - St. John's, Columbia
Gordon Schell - St. John's, Columbia
Madelyn Smith - St. John's, Columbia
Abby Wiseman - St. Thaddeus, Aiken
Audrey Wiseman - St. Thaddeus, Aiken


Michelle Brewer - Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Nolan Clark - Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Peyton Clark - Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Scott Fleischer - St. John's, Columbia
Kathryn Hart - The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Hughes McGlone - St. Thaddeus, Aiken
Schuyler O'Brien - Christ Church, Greenville
Abigail Pichoff-  Church of the Cross, Columbia
Anita Rene Rhodes - St. Peter's, Greenville
Kath Richardson - Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Rick Scollon - St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin
Christine Scott - St. Bartholomew's, North Augusta


  • 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