We are thrilled to announce PT North Georgia as the newest chapter of Project Transformation! PT North Georgia will launch its first summer program in 2019 with 26 young adult interns exploring ministry while serving over 200 children at three urban United Methodist churches in Atlanta. The vision is to expand PT North Georgia throughout the greater Atlanta community and eventually to other parts of the North Georgia Conference.
With the addition of PT North Georgia, Project Transformation will be operating in ten annual conferences of the United Methodist Church in 2019. Thanks to the support of GBHEM’s Young Clergy Initiative, Project Transformation has expanded to seven additional annual conferences over the last four years, engaging hundreds of young adults in ministry and service with over 1,600 children and youth in marginalized communities. Read more about PT North Georgia’s founding story here.
We are also pleased to share that the PT North Georgia board of directors has named PT alumna Diane Ward as the founding executive director.
“I am excited and humbled to be selected as the first executive director of Project Transformation North Georgia,” Diane said. “I am looking forward to learning more about the churches and communities in North Georgia. Last week I sat with a middle schooler who could not read, which increased my eagerness to find ways in which to equip this child and many others to be able to read on level and beyond. Lastly, I cannot wait for people to see our ministry for the first time. It is a privilege to be witness to the many ways in which God transforms the lives of those around me!”

Diane is a recent graduate of Candler School of Theology, earning her Master of Divinity. She is currently seeking ordination as an elder in the United Methodist Church. Diane served in multiple leadership roles with Project Transformation in Dallas, TX. It was through Project Transformation that Diane discerned a call to urban ministry, as demonstrated through one of her summer blog posts while serving as an intern in 2014.