Sarah Nichols is the Executive Director of Project Transformation-Oklahoma. Sarah attended Oklahoma City University, and followed graduation by serving with Teach For America-Indianapolis. While participating in the Teach For America program Sarah earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Marian University. Sarah spent a year in West Alabama managing and directing first and second year teachers while on staff with Teach For America-Alabama. In 2013, Sarah moved home to serve her community through her role with Project Transformation.
In her current role, Sarah divides her leadership between two missioinal focuses; Project Transformation and Young Adults in Mission. Project Transformation, a summer literacy camp for children in low-income areas, employs fifty young adults seeking to discern their call to mission and ministry while working with at-need communities throughout Oklahoma. Sarah also works with the General Board of Global Missions to recruit future missionaries while mentoring those who are already serving in the Oklahoma Conference.
Kelsey Ricks is the Program Director of Program Transformation Oklahoma. Kelsey graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2014 with a degree in political science/international relations. While in college, Kelsey worked for Project Transformation as the House Coordinator for the Oklahoma City sites. She continued her education at OCU and earned a Master of Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership. While pursuing her graduate degree, Kelsey served as an AmeriCorps member at Positive Tomorrows Elementary School where she worked as a teacher’s assistant and after school program teacher. In 2016, Kelsey spent 3 months working as a missionary with the nonprofit A Better Belize in Belmopan, Belize. During her time in Belize, Kelsey coordinated and led an academically and spiritually focused summer program for elementary children in the local village.
Kelsey’s favorite children’s book (apart from the Harry Potter series) is Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss.