With support from the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry’s Young Clergy Initiative and several generous donors, we are thrilled to announce a new program from Project Transformation National!
To help create a pipeline and cultivate future ministry leaders at Project Transformation and beyond, PT National will work with existing PT chapters this year to support four young adult alumni to serve as National Leadership Fellows. Each of these four Fellows will be placed at a local chapter and be assigned leadership roles with various capacity building projects on a one-year timeline while discerning their vocation, earning a nonprofit leadership certificate, and developing as leaders.
Project Transformation National was established in 2015 to inspire and support a national movement that is led by young adults for young adults to discern vocations in ministry and service. A critical element in successfully scaling PT’s model of ministry is selecting and training the right leaders to ensure the organization’s culture, values, and theory of change is replicated with fidelity. PT alumni most often initiate new chapter development because of their personal experience of transformation and passion to replicate the ministry in their own United Methodist annual conference. In fact, each of the existing eight PT chapters was either founded or is currently led by PT alumni!
We are thrilled to announce that our local chapter has been selected to host Sarah Flores as our National Leadership Fellow this coming year! Sarah recently graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a degree in Interdisciplinary Education. She 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 serving in 2017 as a site coordinator for PT Central Texas’ first summer This past summer, Sarah served as one of the 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 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. To be a part of a program that has instilled so much leadership in me feels right.”