Rev. Sam Meadors serves as the Executive Director of Project Transformation in Arkansas. Sam is a native of Benton, Arkansas. In preparation for her ministerial work, Sam attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.
She has previous served as the Community Coordinator for The Delta Project of 200K More Reasons and Wesley Foundation Director at Arkansas State University. As an ordained deacon in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, she equips congregations to reach out to their community. She also serves St. James United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff.
Sam is an alum of Project Transformation in North Texas and Tennessee. PT is where she first discerned a call to ministry and she longs to help young adults in Arkansas discern their calling through the program.
Rev. Tamira Wimbish is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and is a local pastor in the Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She serves as the Associate Pastor of Worship and Pastoral Care at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Rev. Wimbish earned her Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has served as a Hospice Chaplain, Adjunct Professor at Philander Smith College, and is the current Assistant Dean for Mission U in the Arkansas Conference. Her passion for youth and pastoral care stems from her strong belief in equity for all God’s children.
Rev. Wimbish brings to Project Transformation a desire to see the lives of youth, young adults, and communities changed and focused on the Gospel of Christ embodied through service. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, fishing, mentoring young women, and creating opportunities for fun and fellowship.
She has a youthful spirit, compassion, and has an openness that allows her to relate to others’ experiences.