Project Transformation and Duke Divinity School Partner to Provide a Preferred Path to Seminary

Young adults who serve internships with Project Transformation will have an opportunity for early admission and scholarship consideration at Duke Divinity School, thanks to a new partnership between Project Transformation National and Duke Divinity School. 

Nearly 400 young adults serve missional internships with Project Transformation annually, and the vast majority of alumni stay actively involved in ministry and service following their internship.

“In light of our mission to equip people for effective Christian ministry, Duke Divinity School is eager to collaborate with organizations like Project Transformation who are cultivating a strong sense of Christian vocation,” says Todd Maberry, senior director of admissions, recruitment, and student finance.

This agreement also strengthens the relationship between Duke and Project Transformation by encouraging Duke students to serve in leadership roles as Project Transformation “house pastors,” gaining hands-on college ministry experience and possibly earning field education credit for their experience. In addition, Duke will work with Project Transformation National to provide coaching, mentorship and other resources to house pastors.

“We are thrilled about this partnership as it further realizes the shared goal of Duke Divinity and Project Transformation, which is to prepare high caliber leaders for Christian ministry,” says Casey Camacho, VP of Programs for Project Transformation National. Several Project Transformation alumni have enrolled at Duke over Project Transformation’s 21-year history, and we are eager to deepen this relationship and encourage more young adults who serve with Project Transformation to consider theological education at Duke as a next step in continuing to discern God’s call on their lives. 

About Project Transformation National

Founded in 1998, Project Transformation is a national, United Methodist-affiliated nonprofit organization that operates through a network of eight affiliated Project Transformation chapters across the country. Approximately 400 college-age young adults are recruited annually to invest in the lives of over 3,000 children and youth from marginalized communities, while exploring a call to ministry and service. To learn more, visit

About Duke Divinity School

Founded in 1926 as the first of the university’s graduate professional schools, Duke Divinity School attracts students from across the nation and around the world. Duke Divinity School’s mission is to engage in spiritually disciplined and academically rigorous education in service and witness to the Triune God in the midst of the church, the academy, and the world. Duke Divinity strives to cultivate a vibrant community through theological education on Scripture, engagement with the living Christian tradition, and attention to and reflection on contemporary contexts in order to form leaders for faithful Christian ministries. To learn more, visit