The new year brings a new leader and addition of a new site church for Project Transformation, a United Methodist literacy program for elementary-age children in Oklahoma.
Lindsey Bryan, whose hometown is Hennessey, has been named executive director of the program.
The camp dates for 2010 are June 7-July 29.
Eight churches will host the children, and Moore-First church is the newest host. The others are: Sunny Lane and Chapel Hill churches in the Oklahoma City metroplex; Southern Hills, Grace, and Aldersgate churches in Tulsa; and in Bartlesville, Oak Park and First churches.
Bryan recently worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; her position was senior healthcare services coordinator. She also coordinated the MDA children’s summer camp.
She commented, "My family attends First United Methodist Church of Hennessey, where I was baptized and became a member of the church and youth group."
The daughter of Robert and Brenda Bryan graduated from Hennessey High School and then earned a bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University, majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences, with a minor in Religious Studies.
"God has been leading me these past few years to where I am now," Bryan said. "I am excited for the opportunity to be director of Project Transformation. It will be challenging, but with great rewards. I am excited for the summer and to see where God leads us all."
Applications for internships are now being sought, as well as offers of support. Contact Bryan or Teranne Williams in their office at the United Methodist Ministry Center in Oklahoma City, 405-530-2008 or 2009; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.