Happening Rectors must:
  • Be a senior in high school during the 2021/2022 school year;
  • Have worked at least one Happening Team;
  • Be active in an Episcopal parish and Episcopal youth group;
  • Be a confirmed Episcopalian (or in the process of being confirmed);
  • Be living as a Christian example to your peers. In other words, you not only talk the talk, but you walk it too;
  • Complete the Happening Team Application here;
  • Complete the Rector application below by December 1, 2021.
You will need:
Letters of Recommendation from:
  • Your parish priest
  • Your youth leader
If there is no youth leader in your parish, a letter from a Sunday Morning Formation Teacher, Vestry Member, or other church leader is acceptable. 

Personal Faith Statement:
Reflect on how you live out your faith in the world and how you nurture your faith on a regular basis. The time and energy you put into your Faith Statement will impact the discernment process for the Happening Steering Committee when electing the next Rector. 

Your Personal Faith Statement should also answer the following questions:
  • Why is serving as Rector important to you?
  • What leadership qualities will you bring to the Happening Movement?
  • How are you a leader in your church?
  • How are you a leader in your community or school?
You are responsible for making sure that the letters of recommendation and your personal faith statement are emailed to Holle Tubbs (Diocesan Youth Missioner) before the application deadline at htubbs@episcopalatlanta.org.

The Happening Steering Committee will review completed applications and will announce the next Rector/OR before December 9, 2021. (Please don't contact Happening Steering Committee members to find out results.)

Serving as Rector is a major responsibility to be carried out with humility and total commitment to serving God and the Church.  The Rector must be willing to adhere to the rules of Happening and accept the decisions of the Lay Directors and Steering Committee.  Please enter into this commitment prayerfully and with the support of your family, priest, and youth leader.

A Rector/Observing Rector commits to:
  • Uphold the Community Covenant, specifically to PRESENT CHRIST wherever they are;
  • Set an example of commitment for all Team. The Rector and OR should be the most committed to fulfilling all team duties;
  • Help plan and attend all team meetings, trainings, and the Happening Weekend in their entirety.

Applicant Signature

I believe that I am serving my Lord and living as a Christian example to my peers. I am mentally and spiritually capable of serving as Rector. I commit to fulfilling all the duties of the position should I be chosen. I understand that the position of Rector is selected by the Happening Steering Committee.

By typing your name below you are agreeing to the above statement.

Parent/Guardian Signature

I understand that serving as a Rector requires a major time commitment as well as financial responsibilities and, with that in mind, I fully support my student's application to serve as Rector.

By typing your name below you are agreeing to the above statement.

For your application to be complete, please make sure to do the following:

Email the following to Holle Tubbs (htubbs@episcopalatlanta.org):
  • A one-page Personal Faith Statement including: 
    • Why is serving as Rector important to you? 
    • Which leadership qualities will you bring to the Happening Movement? 
    • How are you a leader in your church? 
    • How are you a leader in your community or school?
  • Letters of recommendation from your priest and youth leader.
The application must be completed by December 1, 2021.

If you have questions or concerns please contact:

Holle Tubbs | Diocesan Youth Missioner

Liz Beal Kidd | Lay Director

Keith Dumke | Lay Director