About Us

Who We Are

For nearly 130 years there’s been a YMCA in the Sumter community. In the early years, members met together on Sunday afternoons and conducted religious services on the upper floor of Armory Hall above the present day Powell’s on Main. Laymen conducted prayer meetings, and the ministers of the town encouraged them by their presence and council. Today, The YMCA of Sumter still embodies that spirit of practicing Christian principles in all programs that we offer to the Sumter community.  Who is the YMCA of Sumter? It’s a group of people, members, volunteers, and employees who care about Sumter’s families and do everything they can to help the community live, grow, and thrive.  A timeline of the YMCA of Sumter weaves the history of this organization.

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision

To impact life successes of all individuals, strengthen family bonds, develop youth, promote healthy living, and foster a strong sense of belonging and community connectivity through social responsibility.

Our Focus Areas

For Youth Development

For Healthy Living

For Social Responsibility



John Hoffman, CEO

Missy Corrigan, Executive of Community Health

Beth Kinney, Finance Director

Emily Sorrell, Associate Executive Director

Denise Lewis, Human Resources Specialist

Derek Burress, Community Outreach Director

Joe Wilson, Maintenance Director

Igor Iovanovich, Senior Program and Aquatics Director

Patricia Anderson, Membership Director

Cathy Mason, Wellness Director

Fannie Lockett, Youth Development Director

Sarah Knowlton, Fitness Director

Seth Waggoner, Athletics Director

Daria Owens, Youth Coordinator

Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study

The power of men in Christian fellowship cannot be overestimated as a dynamic discipleship tool. These studies are created specifically for men and the issues they face. Join us weekly for scripture study & inspirational messages by various local community religious leaders.

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:00 am in the Conference Room

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Women’s Bible Study

Women will meet for the study of scripture and lead discussions about the readings using the S.O.A.P. method to dig deeper into the scriptures.

S: Scripture – Writing God’s word on a daily basis

O: Observation – See what is going on in scripture

A: Application – Applying the scriptures

P: Prayer – Praying to grow in Christ

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