YOUTH MINISTRIES

OUR MISSION

It is the mission of the Pennsylvania Conference Youth Department to help local churches disciple their youth and young adults within their area of influence through providing resources, events, and opportunities for them to grow in their walk with God.

OUR MINISTRIES

Young Adult Ministries

Young Adult Ministries supports you in your efforts to reach, empower, and love young adults better in your community for Jesus.

Laurel Lake Summer Camp

Laurel Lake Summer Camp is a non-profit, Christ-centered summer camp program. Operated by the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, we strive to create a safe and fun environment where children discover the love of Jesus interwoven in every activity and reflected by our dedicated Christian staff.

Pathfinders

For those who are familiar with “Pathfinders” it conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs, and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club ministry, which is designed for youth ages 10-15.

Adventurers

The mission of the Adventurer Club ministry is to serve an intercultural community of children from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and their parents or guardians and assist Adventurer families in growing as followers of Jesus. Adventurers are a scout-like church-based for Pre-K (age 4) – fourth grade young people.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Virtual #OneTeam Playbook — an NAD Youth & Young Adult Leadership Convention

Date:  September 3-5, 2020

Description:  A gathering for leaders of youth and young adult ministries.  The theme is “That they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in You; that they also may be one in us, that the world my believe that You sent me.”  John 17:21 NKIV

Who Should Attend:  All youth and young adult ministries directors, coordinators, Pathfinder leaders, Adventurer leaders, pastors, and anyone doing youth and young adult ministries are invited to participate.  This is a virtual event (via Zoom).  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Featured Speakers:  Roger Hernandez, Darriel Hoy, Dana Edmond, Tony Anobile, Tracy Wood, Armando Miranda, Vandeon Griffin, and Alex Bryant.

Schedule:  This event will run Thursday, Friday, and Sabbath evenings with both general sessions and workshops.

Cost:  $10 Early-bird now through August 6, 2020
$25 Regular August 7, 2020 through September 3, 2020

Join us for a day of kayaking/canoeing!

Date:  September 27, 2020

Where:  Montour Preserve, 374 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821

Who Should Attend:  Ages 13-19+

What to Bring:  Mask, sunscreen, umbrella for sun, water shoes, a hat for sun, bottled water, walking shoes, yard games, picnic lunch, chairs or blankets.

Bring your own canoe or kayak if you have one–if not, we’ll have them on hand to use!

Schedule:  10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Cost:  Free!

Register: Call Orando Acosta at 570.713.8573 for more information or to register your spot!

OUR TEAM

<a href="mailto:tcasey@paconference.org">Todd Casey</a>

Todd Casey

Youth Director
<a href="mailto:llanda@paconference.org">Lori Landa</a>

Lori Landa

Administrative Assistant

OUR PASTORAL REGIONAL COORDINATORS

<a href="mailto:pealberteris@paconference.org">Pedro Alberteris</a>

Pedro Alberteris

Central Region Youth Coordinator
<a href="mailto:pmaldonado@paconference.org">Pete Maldonado</a>

Pete Maldonado

Northeast Region Youth Coordinator
<a href="mailto:japlohocky@paconference.org">Joshua Plohocky</a>

Joshua Plohocky

Southeast Region Youth Coordinator
<a href="mailto:jdietz@paconference.org">Jason Dietz</a>

Jason Dietz

West Region Youth Coordinator
<a href="mailto:skim@bma.us">Sanghae Kim</a>

Sanghae Kim

BMA Youth Coordinator

RESOURCES