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 Cause

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

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

Denise Lewis, Human Resources Specialist

Emily Sorrell, Associate Executive Director

Derek Burress, Community Outreach Director

Joe Wilson, Maintenance Director

Kelley Torres, Aquatics Director

Patricia Anderson, Member Services Administrator

Cathy Mason, Wellness Director

Sarah Knowlton, Fitness Director

Fannie Lockett, Director of Youth Development

Brandon Yando, Youth Enrichment Coordinator

Seth Waggoner, Athletics Director

Abby Mason, Gymnastics Director


Hours of operation

Monday – Thursday: 4:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday: 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Main facility address: 510 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150
Gymnastics facility address: 220 Pine Street, Sumter, SC 29150