A lifelong United Methodist, Sarah Fuquay began laying the groundwork for Project Transformation Indiana on a volunteer basis while still a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis. She discovered her passion for inner-city ministry and social justice while serving summer internships with Project Transformation Tennessee in 2014 and 2015. During her second internship, when she worked as a site coordinator, Fuquay experienced a call to bring the program back to her hometown of Indianapolis. After returning to college, she began to reach out to area churches and Methodist leadership, raising seed money and assembling a launch team, hoping she could one day find a fulltime role in this new ministry.
“I’m excited and humbled to be selected as the first executive director of PT Indiana,” Fuquay said. “I’m looking forward to being a catalyst to bring the community together in ways that haven’t happened here before. I’m also excited about connecting college students to so many kids who are in need, and I am hoping PT will help our interns find their own calling and purpose in life just as I did.”
Sarah is a graduate of Butler with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work, and she is now pursuing a certificate in nonprofit executive leadership from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Allison was born and raised in Indianapolis, and she first served with Project Transformation in 2013 as a summer intern with the North Texas chapter. She quickly fell in love with the program, returning in summer 2014 to serve as a reading coordinator, again in 2014-15 as a year-round site coordinator, and in the summer of 2016 as a reading curriculum coordinator. "Project Transformation was such a formative experience for me as a college student. My internships fueled my desire to help others, and I am excited to work with our young adults to create the same experience for them."
Allison received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Hendrix College in Arkansas, as well as a Master's of Social Work from Indiana University. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and is thrilled to see the Project Transformation mission extended to her home state.
With support from the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry’s Young Clergy Initiative and several generous donors, our chapter has been selected by Project Transformation National to host a National Leadership Fellow for the next year! Sarah Flores will be serving as the Program Manager for Young Adult and Volunteer Engagement until August 2019, and we are so excited to have her on our team.
Sarah grew up as a participant in the PT program in Dallas, TX and has spent the past five summers serving as an intern. She served as a reading coordinator for the North Texas chapter in the summers of 2014, 2015, and 2016, then served as a site coordinator for the PT Central Texas chapter's first summer in 2017. This past summer, Sarah served as one of our House Pastors for Indiana’s first summer of programming.
“Because of my own story, I believe I will be able to tell the story of PT and create partnerships for the betterment of the community and to help churches see the vision of what PT is and can be,” Flores said. “I feel ready and led to lead. It feels so good be a part of a program that has instilled so much leadership in me.”
Sarah recently graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a degree in Interdisciplinary Education.