Julie’s journey with Project Transformation began with an internship the summer after she graduated college in 2002. She grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas and was raised at the First United Methodist church there. That summer internship confirmed her desire to serve God through her vocation, but it was several years before that became a reality. Julie attended Texas A&M University where she earned her BS in Aerospace Engineering. When she wasn’t studying, her home away from home was the TAMU Wesley Foundation. After graduation she worked for a large aerospace contractor for several years and was invited to serve on the PT board of directors as the “intern representative”. She spent a couple of years working at her local church before staying home with her two children, and has long dreamed of bringing Project Transformation to the greater Fort Worth area. When the opportunity to establish a new chapter of Project Transformation in the Central Texas Conference arose, she enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity.
Julie and her husband Russell live in Mansfield with their two children, Alyssa and Zachary. She loves hot yoga, hiking, chai tea, and reading in the rocking chair on her front porch.
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 which further confirmed that God was truly moving throughout this organization.
Chelsea lives in Dallas and is working alongside Julie Harding, Executive Director, as the Program Director to prepare the new Central Texas chapter for their first summer of interns and elementary participants. 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.