Since its inception in 1998, Project Transformation North Texas has only had four executive directors. With its latest Executive Director Lauren Richard assuming the new role of CEO of Camp Fire First Texas in Fort Worth, the search got underway for the fifth executive director to carry on its mission to “transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults and churches in purposeful relationships.”
They found that person in nonprofit vet Kirsten Brandt James, who most recently served as the Chief Development Officer for 29 Acres in Denton County.
According to Project Transformation Board Chair/Highland Park United Methodist Church Rev. Susan Robb, “After a rigorous selection process, the board is thrilled to welcome Kirsten as the new Executive Director. Beyond her extensive leadership and development experience, she brings a passion for our mission and for making a difference in our communities.”
As a longtime member of Northaven United Methodist Church, Kirsten is already familiar with work of Project Transformation and understands the present challenges. As she put it, “As a passionate advocate of youth and leadership development, Project Transformation combines so many aspects of my professional career in nonprofit management as well as my personal faith journey. Despite the challenges of COVID and 2020, I truly believe that we will continue to change communities and lives, engaging in new relationships and developing leaders.”