PT National is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to Project Transformation’s National Board of Directors: Dub Newman and Dr. John Robbins! The board provides leadership in furthering Project Transformation’s mission by developing the strategy for scaling PT’s model of ministry.
“I am excited to welcome Dub and John to the national board,” says Eric Lindh, PT National CEO. “They each bring unique perspectives, a passion for Project Transformation’s mission, and a desire to scale PT’s impact across the country.”
Dub Newman recently retired as the Head of North America Treasury Solutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a member of University Park United Methodist Church and a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.
“I was attracted to PT by its desire to have a transformational impact on children, college age young adults and churches. I believe that we have to position children, particularly at-risk kids in their elementary school years, to win through reading and relational skills. I have seen this impact through the Salesmanship Club and Momentous Institute over the last thirty years. College students are uniquely qualified as they often have an ability to connect with these children. At the same time, this helps these young adults focus externally on the needs of others, fostering their understanding of Christian service. Finally, traditional Methodist churches often become inwardly focused. Becoming a center post for their local community provides meaning and it models the “open arms” that we are meant to provide to others. I am excited to be associated with Project Transformation National!”
Dr. John Robbins is the senior pastor of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston, TX.
“I am thrilled about the privilege of serving on the Project Transformation National Board of Directors, because I have seen first-hand the powerful and lasting impact it can have on the life of a young man. Sam, my son, participated in Project Transformation in 2014. He left for Dallas that summer conflicted about where he was to focus his time and attention. He returned home at the end of the summer, having discovered what hard work, new relationships, and impactful inner-city ministry looks like. He suddenly had a clear direction to follow. It literally TRANSFORMED him! I believe strongly in the work of Project Transformation, as it not only shapes the lives of children, but also affords young adults the chance to see and participate in the work of Christ in a tangible and meaningful way. Sam is now in his final semester of seminary at Perkins School of Theology. Project Transformation played a significant role in his calling to local church ministry.”