EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Happening has a very special place in my heart. Learning about Christ and sharing faith with peers is powerful. It’s what Jesus did in His own time. Strong friendship bonds are formed, life lessons and hope for the future are learned, and a lifelong relationship with a living God is begun or strengthened. Let’s keep this ministry strong. Thanks to all of you who have given your time and love to your own Happening programs.
— Jude Holcomb

Krisan Lamberti serves as the Executive Director of the Happening National Committee. She first came to Happening by listening to the voice calling her, the then-Spiritual Director of Happening in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. She served for a bit but had other interests and drifted away. Then came that voice calling again, but this time it was the need of high school youth. Honoring the talents of youth, being their mentor and guide to new possibilities, is a privilege; it is also energizing. This led to her calling to serve on the National Happening Committee as she continues to serve the youth in her diocese with Happening.

Jude Holcomb, the VP/Conference Coordinator for the HNC, attended Happening #26 in the Diocese of Florida in 1986. Since that time she has served on over 60 teams as Geritol Group Leader, Mom, Assistant Advisor, or Advisor, as well as in the position of Lay Director three different terms over the years. Jude began on the Happening National Committee at the Illinois Conference in 2004. She has served as Adult Member, Secretary, and VP/Conference Coordinator (currently). When not in “Happening Mode”, Jude is a college mathematics professor in Jacksonville.  She has two grown daughters and five wonderful grandsons ranging in age from 6 weeks to 9 years.  Fernandina Beach, FL and St Peter's Episcopal Church have been home for 31 years. 

 A cradle Episcopalian, Rick Peete has been involved in Youth Ministry since the 70s when he was an active leader in his parish in Los Angeles. Rick has remained involved in various churches and denominations, doing youth groups and leadership development. He had his Happening in June 2000 as an adult participant at the encouragement of a member in his parish youth group. The experience was profound. Since then, he became much more involved in youth ministry programs at the diocesan level, leading to his election to the Happening Steering Committee in the Diocese of Chicago. Rick has staffed over 25 Happening weekends, and joined the National Happening Committee in 2014. Rick currently serves as the VP/Secretary of the Happening National Committee.

Rev. Michael Hurst, VP/Treasurer, became Vicar of Church of the Savior in September 2014. Before moving to Allen, he served as Rector at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Paris, Texas, and before that as Associate Rector at Church of the Advent in Nashville, Tennessee. Fr. Michael has been involved in youth ministries much of his adult life, first as a volunteer then as a full-time staff Youth Minister at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the Nashville area. He currently serves on the Diocese of Dallas Youth Commission, a role in which he teaches youth how to be spiritual leaders in their home parishes. He earned a BA from Middle Tennessee State University with concentrations in Business Law and English, as well as a Master's of Divinity from Sewanee: the University of the South. He and his wife, Gilda, have been married 35 years and have three adult sons, Logan, Chase, and Rob. They also have three beautiful daughters-in-law and five grandchildren