Lynne is excited to be returning to her home conference as the Executive Director of Project Transformation Central Texas! Her journey began with Project Transformation at the North Texas chapter in Dallas as the Volunteer & Church Engagement Manager. Lynne received her bachelor's degree at San Fransisco State University, and her master's degree at Brite Divinity School. After moving to Texas, Lynne and her husband, Philip, became members at the First United Methodist Church of Hurst. After joining the PT North Texas team, both of her adult children served the chapter in multiple capacities. Through her work with Project Transformation and other areas of ministry, Lynne has developed a passion for engaging people in a kind of community that supports its children.
Lynne enjoys traveling and road trips, especially if they lead her to the beach, as well as drinking coffee and spending time with her family and dogs.
Chelsea's journey with Project Transformation began in the summer of 2009 after her freshman year of college. She attended McMurry University in Abilene, TX where she earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Education, Music and Servant Leadership. After her first summer as a youth intern at Oak Cliff United Methodist Church, Chelsea knew that Project Transformation was something special and felt God had placed a calling on her heart to pursue non-profit ministry. She went on to serve a total of 6 summers as an intern, house pastor and summer staff. The fire that God had placed on her heart continued to grow as Chelsea went on to serve in various types of ministry including becoming a co-director for the youth department at her home church. As she came back to visit throughout the summers and saw many former participants now as interns, further confirmed that God was truly moving throughout this organization.
Chelsea lives in Dallas where she was born and raised. Aside from spending quality time with her family, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, live music, traveling and continuing to live out the call God has placed on her life.
Beth’s journey with Project Transformation began in December 2017 when she was invited to serve on the Project Transformation Board of Directors as Finance Chair. Beth grew up in Bedford, Texas, and she and her family have been members of First United Methodist Church of Hurst since Beth was six years old. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance and her Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, Beth worked in the IT staffing industry for many years and then in 2009, she joined the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center as their Administrative Manager. In 2012, Beth answered the call to ordained ministry. She earned her Masters of Arts in Ministry from Perkins School of Theology in 2015 and was commissioned as a deacon in the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2016. Prior to joining Project Transformation Central Texas as Director of Operations, Beth held children’s ministry appointments at First United Methodist Church of Hurst and St. Barnabas United Methodist Church in Arlington.
In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, reading and learning about US and Church history, music, and leading Bible studies.
Cassie’s journey with Project Transformation began in the summer of 2016, after her sophomore year of college. She grew up in Stephenville, Texas, and attended Tarleton State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Music, and has returned to Tarleton for a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After her first summer as an elementary intern at Pleasant Mound - Urban Park United Methodist Church, Cassie decided that she wanted to stay involved with Project Transformation for as long as possible. In 2018, she interned as the Program Quality Coach at PT Central Texas. During this summer, she applied to be a National Leadership Fellow with PT National, and has been enjoying her fellowship placement at PT Central Texas since August. God placed a need for service in Cassie’s heart from a young age, leading her to be a part of many different organizations that focus on service and spreading God’s grace throughout the community.
Cassie lives in Benbrook, Texas with her husband, Chase, and two puppies, Eileen and Louie. She enjoys reading, writing, anything that involves music, spending time with family and friends, and napping.