YAV Staff Information


YAV Office

Destini Hodges
Associate for Recruitment and Relationships
800-728-7228 ext. 5300

Destini was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA and is a member of Capital Presbyterian Church of Carlisle Presbytery. Destini graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with her B.A. in Political Science and is currently obtaining her master’s degree in Community and Economic Development online through Penn State. Before joining the YAV Team, Destini has served the PC(USA) by being a member of Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns (ACWC) and the Diversity Coordinator for Presbyterian Women of Carlisle.

In her current role as Associate for Recruitment and Relationships, Destini is charged with extending the invitation to have a transformational experience to young adults, connecting with alum and cultivating a partnership with campus ministries, congregations, and community organizations.

BL-photo-collageBridgette Lewis
Mission Specialist, Logistics
800-728-7228, ext. 5274

Bridgette has worked with The Presbyterian Church for the last 21-years and with the Young Adult Volunteer program for the last 13-years. In her spare time she enjoys making Deco Mesh Wreaths and spending time with her family. Bridgette oversees the logistics & travel for YAV events, volunteers’ insurance, and the application process.

Champaka Srinivasan
Mission Specialist, Finance

A native from Chennai, India, Champaka lives in Louisville, KY with her family. She has served in various offices in Presbyterian World Mission since 2004. She has a background in finance and systems management and will primarily be working on the logistical aspects of program finance management. She believes in Loving All and Serving All and is an ardent fan of South Indian classical and devotional music.

Rev. Richard Williams
800-728-7228, ext. 5539

Richard serves as the coordinator for the Young Adult Volunteers Program. It is a program he believes deeply in, because it changed his life; in ’99-’00 he served as a YAV in the Philippines, and in the following year in Nashville, TN. Since then, Richard attended McCormick Theological Seminary, and has served as a pastor in a congregation, as a campus minister, and most recently, as a Mission Co-Worker in Colombia, South America working with our partners there to uplift Human Rights and respond to people suffering displacement and violence.

Within the YAV program, Richard works specifically with building a sustainable financial footing for the program, and working with new areas of growth and expansion of the YAV program. Richard lives in Louisville with his wife (also a 2x YAV alum!) Rev. Mamie Broadhurst and daughter… He bikes to work most days, and is always looking to get more trips on two wheels instead of four 🙂