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.

Download our 2016 Annual Report

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

Cheryl Huggins, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Emily Sorrell, Associate Executive Director

Denise Lewis, Director of Social Responsibility

Gabe Dellaposta, Maintenance Director

Igor Iovanovich, Senior Program and Aquatics Director

Patricia Anderson, Membership Director

Daniela Bachmeier, Healthy Living Director

Carmelia Bankhead,  Youth Development Director

Seth Waggoner, Sports Coordinator

Fannie Lockett, Childcare Coordinator