Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina



Happening Butterfly


Happening #79 (March 16-18, 2018)

See bottom of this page for Happening #79 Candidates, Staff and GIC. 

Location:  Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, SC
For Youth in Grades 10-12
Event Date: March 16-18, 2018

 Happening #79 Candidate Registration (Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, March 2, 2018)

Additional Happening #79:

icon Happening 79 Flyer
icon Happening 79 Fact Sheet
icon Staff Information Sheet #79 (updated 1/4/18)
icon Sponsor Letter Happening 79

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 Medical & Congregational Release 12-17 (Fillable Format) or icon Medical & Congregational Release 2017-18  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least one week before the Happening weekend.  Please note that the fillable format Release must be saved before being emailed or the information will not be saved.
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 for Happening #79

Caroline Avinger Christ Church, Greenville
Grace Beasley Christ Church, Greenville
Lucy  Cassels Christ Church, Greenville
TK Cherry Church of the Cross, Columbia
Daelyn Doughty St Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Michael Hart Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Robert Hart Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Hayley  Hellams Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Sophie Henry Christ Church, Greenville
Copeland Jones Christ Church, Greenville
Koralyn Leaden St Paul's, Batesburg
Andy MacMurray St Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Hunter  Roth  St. Teresa of Avila, Grovetown
Mary  Routh Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Will Sifly Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Timothy Smith St Martin's-in-the-Fields, Columbia
Mary Patterson Suggs Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Lilly Tipton Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Stella Wood Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston

Staff Members for Happening #79

The Rev. Fred Byrd Archdeacon Emeritus
Christian Basel Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Kaitlin Bonnet Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Tina  Boyd St Peter's, Greenville
Michelle Brewer Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Spencer Brewer Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Lamar Buchanan St Peter's, Greenville
Alex Cheek St Peter's, Greenville
Peyton Clark Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Jackson Cooper St Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Hannah Flack Christ Church, Greenville
Ivey Harrison St Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Kathryn Hart Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Lindsay  Hollingsworth St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Columbia
Jamie Holodak St Bartholomew's, North Augusta
The Rev. Jimmy Hartley Diocesan House
Molly Joseph Grace Church, Camden
Mary Camilla Kennedy Christ Church, Greenville
Garrett Lee Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Josh Lipscomb St Peter's, Greenville
The Rev. Susan Louttit-Hardaway  Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Avery Morse St Peter's, Greenville
Zachary Perez St Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken
Lane Poteat St Martin's-in-the-Fields, Columbia
Jan Rhodes St Peter's, Greenville
Eileen Schell St John's, Columbia
Gordon Schell St John's, Columbia
David Thompson Church of the Ridge, Trenton
Mark T Thompson St Bartholomew's, North Augusta
Audrey Wiseman St Thaddeus, Aiken


GIC for Happening #79

Nolan Clark Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Jordan Del Priore Trinity Cathedral, Columbia
Isabella Fleischer St John's, Columbia
Caden Gore St Peter's, Greenville
Rev. Jimmy Hartley Diocesan House
Kendall Johnson St Thaddeus, Aiken
Faith  Kneece St Thaddeus, Aiken
Jessica Putman Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Anita Rene Rhodes St Peter's, Greenville
Madelyn Smith St John's, Columbia
Sav Stewart Wilston United Methodist, Wilston
Helena Upshaw Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston
Abby Wiseman St Thaddeus, Aiken
Grant Wiseman St Thaddeus, Aiken
  • 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
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