February 18, 2019– Project Transformation Tennessee announces the addition of six new members to its Board of Directors: the Reverend Phil Jamieson, the Reverend Zach Moffatt, the Reverend Deborah Owens, Mr. Britt Simmons, Mr. Dale Sims, and Mrs. Ellen Zinkiewicz.

“We are pleased to welcome these new leaders to our board,” says Project Transformation Executive Director Courtney Aldrich. “We look forward with great anticipation to the ways in which their guidance and passion will lead us to deepen our impact.”

Phil Jamieson serves as President of the United Methodist Foundation of Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. After serving local churches for eleven years, he taught pastoral theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Phil holds degrees from Taylor University, Asbury Theological Seminary and Boston College. He is a parent of a PT alum and serves on the Board of Project Transformation’s National organization.

Zach Moffatt is a native of Kingston Springs, Tennessee. He serves as pastor of Adams United Methodist Church in Adams, Tennessee. Zach served as a Project Transformation intern in 2012 and 2014. He is a graduate of Candler School of Theology and Martin Methodist. Zach is married to Kara, another PT alum.

Deborah Owens is the Director of the Nashville Area Office of Leadership Formation and Development for the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences of the United Methodist Church. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and also serves as Pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Spring Hill, Tennessee. She is a native Nashvillian, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, her Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management in Washington, D.C., and the Master of Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School. In 2016, Deborah Owens retired after 37 years of service with AT&T as a Senior Technical Project Manager in Global Transport Planning and Engineering.

Britt Simmons has produced branded media for 15 years, working with private clients and non-profits alike to craft meaningful narratives and bring dramatic life to their brand. To date, a selection of Britt’s reel has reached over 1.2 million viewers on YouTube and his work has garnered over a dozen awards by the American Advertising Federation and The Telly Awards for art direction, photography, design and editing.

Dale Sims served the State of Tennessee for more than 30 years, including his last role as Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at the Tennessee Board of Regents and as the former Tennessee State Treasurer. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Murray State University and an undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University, of which he has been an involved alumnus for many years. Dale is a member of Franklin First United Methodist Church, a Project Transformation partner church.

Ellen Zinkiewicz is the Director of Youth Services at the Nashville Career Advancement Center. She is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker with a degree from The University of Tennessee College of Social Work and an undergraduate degree from University of Evansville. She is a previous board member of the National Youth Employment Coalition. Ellen is an active Project Transformation volunteer and a member at Blakemore United Methodist Church, a Project Transformation partner church.

Project Transformation’s mission is to engage young adults in purposeful ministry and leadership, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities.