Hi there everyone my name is Sarah Bridges. I go by she/her/hers pronouns. I am from Charlotte, NC. I’m 26 years old and a graduate of Elon University in Elon, NC. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. I heard about the YAV program through my older cousin who is part of the Presbytery. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to engage. While I didn’t grow up in the Presbytery I did grow up in a Christian home. I have also worshiped in a Presbyterian church before and have admired the structure of the church. I am engaging in this YAV year because I want to know God’s purpose for me. I have been through some challenging times the last few years and I want to reinvent myself in a community that I know has the best intentions for me. I also want to engage because I think there is a lot to unpack about our world in today’s day and age and having the tools accessible to unpack is essential. This YAV program does the job of giving us these tools.