Lay deputy Gibson Oakley testifies before the House of Deputies at General Convention 2012 in support of resolution C100, which calls for funding the Episcopal Youth Event and earmarking $300,000 for it.
The every-three-year gathering of youth of the Episcopal Church had been slated for elimination in previously released draft budgets. Several young deputies, along with members of the Official Youth Presence, described the impact attending EYE had on them and its value in energizing a new generation of leaders for the church. Deputies voted to direct the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to place the funding in the youth ministries budget. (Video by Martha Gardner.)