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.
800-732-7228, ext. 5339
Everdith Landrau AKA Evie was educated in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and New York City, where Harlem was her home. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and holds a B.A. in Communication & Sociology from American International College, Springfield, MA and is a 2018 candidate for a Doctorate in Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a Minister of Word & Sacrament with the Presbyterian Church USA. Evie is Youth Director at Paw Creek (PCUSA), NC.
Everdith (or Evie as she is known) served as steward for the World Council of Churches Central Committee while she was still a college student. She developed a deep commitment to the ecumenical movement and has worked to organize local ecumenical initiatives and connect them with global communities. She has served on several international ecumenical committees and is a respected “young ecumenist.” She has also served leading young adult ministry, college ministry and volunteer programs at the local and international level.
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.
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.