Episcopal Youth Event 2017

 

Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, the Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” 

This year, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) is set to welcome more than 1,300 participants, workshop leaders, speakers, and volunteers to the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond from July 10-14. 

Even if you are not able to attend EYE17, you can follow along via the live streams linked above via Facebook Live on our page and on social media or using #EYE17:

You will also find updates on EYE17 in the blog pages and links below.

If you have any questions about EYE17, contact Bronwyn Skov, bskov@episcopalchurch.org.

All youth of color are invited to attend the EYE17 New Community Luncheon on Thursday, July 13 during lunch, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Who are youth of color? Any youth who form part of one of the 4 ethnic ministries of the Episcopal Church: Asian, Black, Indigenous and Latino/Hispanic Ministries

What is the New Community? The New Community is the celebration of the new face of the Episcopal Church which is increasingly diverse, multicultural, and multilingual.

Participants, youth and adult, who identified as part of one of these ministry areas at registration will receive a printed invitation when they arrive on campus.

Questions? Contact The Rev. Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, aguillen@episcopalchurch.org, 212-716-6073.

All youth of color are invited to attend the EYE17 New Community Luncheon on Thursday, July 13 during lunch, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Who are youth of color? Any youth who form part of one of the 4 ethnic ministries of the Episcopal Church: Asian,

EYE17 participants who are rising Juniors or graduated Seniors are invited to the Junior-Senior Dinner at EYE17 on Thursday, July 13. The dinner will start promptly at 5:30 pm in the Ballroom of the Nigh University Center. 

The dinner is sponsored by the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries to acknowledge Episcopal youth and their high school accomplishments and to introduce them to campus ministries, pass along opportunities, and begin to connect them to others around The Episcopal Church.

Eligible participants will receive a print invitation at registration.

Questions? Contact The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Staff Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries, 212-716-6081, skelly@episcopalchurch.org.

EYE17 participants who are rising Juniors or graduated Seniors are invited to the Junior-Senior Dinner at EYE17 on Thursday, July 13. The dinner will start promptly at 5:30 pm in the Ballroom of the Nigh University Center.  The dinner is sponsored

The EYE17 Planning Team is excited to welcome your delegation to Oklahoma. We are committed to praying that your travel is smooth and that you arrive safely on Monday, July 10. Regardless of your arrival time, the Diocese of Oklahoma will have a team of volunteers prepared to greet you at the airport or on campus at the University of Central Oklahoma.

We will be prepared to check-in your delegation at the Registration Desk beginning at 1 pm on July 10. If you arrive prior to 1 pm, the Nigh University Center on central campus offers food, a coffee shop, and a bookstore where you can purchase lunch, relax, and explore. However, you will be responsible for your luggage as dorm rooms will not be ready prior to 1 pm. At 1 pm your Registrar or On-Site Contact may come to the Registration desk, which will be located in The Quad, to check-in. You will receive instructions at that time for reaching your dorm, as well as meal times and room assignments.

Airport Arrival Procedure

When you land, please call the Airport Hospitality Team at 405-343-0428 to let them know you have arrived. We need to know if you are coming straight out of security or if you are taking your time for bathrooms and food. Please note that there is no food available once you leave security and come to baggage claim.

Airport Hospitality Volunteers with EYE17 signs will be looking for you as you make your way to your plane’s assigned baggage claim. You will then be ushered to a shuttle bus that will bring you to campus where you will be greeted by a member of the On-Campus Hospitality Team. Your Registrar or On-Site Contact will be escorted off the bus to the Registration Desk to pick up materials and dorm assignments. The rest of the group will remain on the bus and with the luggage until they return with instructions. Dinner will be served according to the schedule received at check-in.

If you experience a flight delay, please call 405-343-0428 so we can rearrange shuttles accordingly.

Charter Bus/Personal Vehicle Arrival Procedure

Please arrive on campus using University Drive and following the attached Bus/Car Arrival Routes map. There will also be signs along University Drive to direct your driver to the location. You will then follow the same procedure as above for registration and luggage. 

If you are experiencing travel delays or find that you are lost, please call 405-343-0428.

Once You Arrive

Once on campus there will be optional activities to engage in and the Exhibit Hall will be open. Starting on Monday, we will staff an information desk at the Nigh University Center to help you with any questions or details.

There will be a mandatory meeting to review campus safety procedures and brief you about pastoral care for the event at 4 pm and again at 7 pm on July 10. At least two adults, including the Registrar or On-Site Contact, from each diocese (unless you only have one adult with your group) must attend this session. If your arrival time prevents your participation, the Dorm Crew will catch you up.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Johnson, EYE17 Event Coordinator, wjohnson@episcopalchurch.org, 347-880-6512.

The EYE17 Planning Team is excited to welcome your delegation to Oklahoma. We are committed to praying that your travel is smooth and that you arrive safely on Monday, July 10. Regardless of your arrival time, the Diocese of Oklahoma will have a

The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting April 20-23 in Minneapolis.

“For nearly a year, the Planning Team has been working diligently to plan an innovative and engaging EYE17,” said Bronwyn Clark Skov, Director for Formation, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries. 

The event will welcome nearly 1,300 participants and youth leaders from across the Episcopal Church. EYE17 will be held in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma July 10-14 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. 

An outline of the still developing EYE17 schedule is posted here.

The 29-member EYE17 Planning team is divided into four Teams working on specific areas of the event:

  • Liturgy & Music Team
  • Hospitality Team
  • Program Team
  • Evangelism Team

EYE is every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079.  The 2017 event marks the thirteenth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE17 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders. 

EYE17 Planning Team

Members of the EYE17 planning team are listed here.

Youth

  • Enmanuel Almeida, Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana
  • Tyler Benting, Diocese of Southeast Florida
  • Kiera Campbell, Diocese of Olympia
  • Christi Cunningham, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Jenna Elmer, Diocese of Oklahoma
  • Rachel Feenstra, Diocese of Connecticut
  • Josh Floberg, Diocese of North Dakota
  • Andrés Gonzalez-Bonillas, Diocese of Arizona
  • Pierce Hubbard, Diocese of Spokane
  • Rebecca Loncar, Diocese of Michigan
  • Trevor Mahan, Diocese of Kansas
  • Avery Nasworthy, Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Leyla Robinson, Diocese of Maryland
  • Devon Shank, Diocese of Southwest Florida
  • Sharisma Ubiera, Diocese of New Jersey/Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana
  • Chenyeng Vang, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Adults

  • Grace Aheron, Diocese of Virginia – Team Chaplain
  • Arlette Benoit, Diocese of Atlanta
  • Mindy Boynton, Episcopal Church in Minnesota
  • Ronald Ruiz Braman, Diocese of Idaho
  • Randy Callender, Diocese of Maryland – Event Chaplain
  • Elizabeth Canaday, Diocese of Oklahoma – Local Liaison
  • Maggie Foote, Diocese of Southern Ohio
  • Myra Garnes, Diocese of Long Island
  • Samantha Haycock, Diocese of Arkansas
  • Christoph Herpel, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
  • Frank Sierra, Diocese of West Missouri

Music Team

  • Sam Hensley, Diocese of Texas

Health Team

  • Julia Domenick, Diocese of Georgia
  • Sarah Klitzke, Diocese of Dallas

Staff

  • Valerie Harris, Associate for Formation Department
  • Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
  • Wendy Johnson, Officer for Digital Formation and Events
  • Bronwyn Clark Skov, Director for Formation, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries

Pastoral Care Team

The EYE17 Pastoral Care Team encompasses 40 young adults and adults who are volunteering help support the event by serving as the chaplains, residential staff, chaplains, and medical team.

Members of the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team are listed here.

Province IX event

Thanks to an Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grant , the Office of Formation is working with the bishops and their representatives from each of the seven dioceses of Province IX to plan a Spanish language Province IX Youth and Young Adult Event for 2019.

“We are especially excited to welcome Province IX leadership and are looking forward to partnering with these dioceses on a Spanish language event in 2019,” Skov said.

Representatives from each diocese, along with the Province IX Coordinator the Rev. Connie Sanchez joined the EYE17 Planning Team and will meet again during EYE17 to nurture network development and to learn from the process of planning an event of this magnitude.

Representatives from Province IX joining the Planning Team are:

 

Central Ecuador

Wendy Barrett
Juan Carlos Quiñonez

Colombia

Elias Garcia Cardenas
Israel Portilla Gomez

Dominican Republic

Luis Alberto Garcia
Patricia Martin

Honduras

Luis Brenes
Kara Mejia

Litoral Ecuador

Gina Angulo
Jairo Chirán

Puerto Rico

Angel Davila Colón
Bryan Alexis Velez

Venezuela

Daniela Salazar

Province IX Coordinator

The Rev. Connie Sanchez

 

Following EYE17, the Office of Formation staff will meet with these Province IX leaders to start the process of collaboratively planning the 2019 Province IX Youth and Young Adult Event.

 

 

The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting April 20-23 in Minneapolis. “For nearly a year, the Planning Team has been working diligently to plan an innovative and

The EYE17 Pastoral Care Team is made up of 40 young adults and adults who are volunteering help support the event by serving as the Chaplains, Residential Staff, Chaplains, and Medical Team.

Members of the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team are:

Chaplains

Sister Barbara Jean Brown
Cookie Cantwell
Jess Elfring-Roberts
Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas
Donna Lima-Monteiro

Medical Staff

The Reverend Chris Christy
Amy O'Donnell
Tracie Shockley
Lani Untalan
Linda Wilson

Peer Ministers

Donnecia Brown
Courtney Crosby
Christopher Decatur
Hannah Graham
Luis Enrique Hernandez Rivas
Susannah Jones-Hochmuth
Caren Miles
Marcia Quintanilla
Anna Risch
Aaron Rogers
Br. Angel Roque
Jeremiah Shipman
Daniel Spicer
Christy Stang
Noah Sutter
Ivy Swinski
Megan-Drew Tiller
Brittney Traudt
Megan Tyner

Residental Staff

Hilary Bogert-Winkler
Madeline Carroll
Rich Clark
Ben Cowgill
Benjamin Garren
Alexizendria Link
Darling Daviel Ortiz Chemountd 
Gladys Rodriguez
Bill Slocumb
Gregory Stark
Sarah Stonesifer
Rev. Alejandra Trillos 
Lauren Wainwright
Rita Yoe

The EYE17 Pastoral Care Team is made up of 40 young adults and adults who are volunteering help support the event by serving as the Chaplains, Residential Staff, Chaplains, and Medical Team. Members of the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team are: Chaplains

As we continue to prepare for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, here are two additional documents you may find useful for planning purposes:

As always, if you have any questions about EYE17, contact Wendy Johnson, wjohnson@episcopalchurch.org, 347-880-6512.

As we continue to prepare for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, here are two additional documents you may find useful for planning purposes: EYE17 Packing List EYE17 Draft Schedule (This is a draft outline of the anticipated EYE17 schedule. It is 

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