Kercida has a BA from the University of Texas. She has been in ministry professionally for 3 decades. She has worked in and with all sizes of congregations as well as being a writer and consultant for the United Methodist Publishing House. She was a part of the launch team that brought Project Transformation to Rio Texas and was chairman of the board until taking the Director position in November, 2016.
She speaks French, Church, Spanish, Children, Hebrew, Italian and Sign Language.
She is married to Reverend Jim McClain, has three children, six grands, and believes “they are all our children.” And… She rides a scooter.
Kaci was the Elementary Curriculum Coordinator for the summer of 2016. After completing her degree at UIW and student teaching in the San Antonio ISD, she accepted this position because she believes so deeply in the mission of Project Transformation. Kaci's passion for growing healthy children and shaping young leaders is apparent in her love of all things PT.
Mitchel is originally from Baton Rouge Louisiana, and he attended Louisiana State University where he earned a BS in Sport Administration. He has been a part of the Project Transformation at both the North Texas and Rio Texas chapters. At PT North Texas, he served as an elementary intern in the summer of 2013, a youth intern in the summers of 2014 and 2015, a Site Coordinator for the 2015-16 after school program and summer of 2016, and a Program Quality Coach for the summer of 2017. He also served as a Program Quality coach for PT Rio Texas in the summer of 2018. Mitchel's current calling is to assist college-age young adults in discerning their calling and understanding how they can use their gifts and knowledge base to improve their community, and PT Rio Texas is the perfect place for him to fulfill that calling.
We are currently accepting applications to fill this position
The Rio Grande Valley PT VISTA will help build capacity through community development. This will include cultivating relationships with school districts and community partners. It will involve working closely with the Executive Director and the Local Advisory board to ensure that the valley program is thriving in the PT model. The VISTA will work to create new funding and volunteer streams. The VISTA will collaborate with other non-profits that align with PT’s mission and vision to broaden our impact in the valley. The VISTA will help discern unmet needs and ways we can help meet those needs. The VISTA will cultivate university ties and help recruit college students to be summer interns.