• Connecting people to an abundant life with Jesus Christ and preparing them for His return

Youth / Pathfinder Ministries
We provide opportunities for youth and young adults to encounter Jesus, to be mentored, and to be equipped to serve.

About Us

Youth Ministry in the Northern California Conference provides services and activities for churches and schools with high school and college age youth. It provides two Spiritual retreats each year at Leoni Meadows.  These retreats are geared toward different ages groups, provide an environment that fosters the development of personal relationship with Jesus, and tools that help young people to share their personal encounters with Jesus and the Gospel of Salvation with their peers.

In addition to these retreats, the Youth Pastor team plans a yearly event designed to connect young people with their friends, church, and God.  We also provide resources and mentoring to the Youth Pastors with annual retreats and planning councils.

Pathfinder Ministry

Pathfinder Ministry in the Northern California Conference provides services and activities for churches with youth ages 10-15 plus teen Leader’s-in-Training to be staff. The conference sponsors events for leadership training in the fall and annual events for the almost 50 Pathfinder Clubs. This includes the fall Pathfinder Camporee and the spring Pathfinder Fair. We assist clubs in fund raising by hosting annual Bike-athon and Work-athons. Especially for the Teen Pathfinders are events like mission trips, rock-climbing in Yosemite, and caving at the Lava Beds National Monument. Each spring over 850 Pathfinders and staff are invested in the Pathfinder classes which help them “increase in wisdom, and stature and in favor with God and man.”

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Summer On The Run

Summer On The Run is a traveling day camp for kids. In past years, each day of the program was jam packed with activities, such as archery, crafts, a giant 32-foot waterside, bouncy house, and games. In addition to having fun, the kids learned more about Jesus through music, worship, and Christian staff members.

This year, Summer on the Run is still happening—via video! Since June 15, Youth Director Eddie Heinrich and his staff have been sheltering in place together at Chico Oaks Adventist School. The team of high school and college students has been hard at work writing scripts, building sets, filming, and editing videos. Each one includes music, a skit, a craft, a nature lesson, and more! Three new episodes are coming each week.

Watch and subscribe here.

News / Announcements

Freshman/Sophomore Retreat Leader Training
March 2-4, 2022

Freshman/Sophomore Retreat​​​​
Postponed until March 11-13, 2022

April 3, 2022

Pathfinder Fair​​​
May 1, 2022

August 2022
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Eddie Heinrich

(916) 886-5632

Yolanda Frazier

Administrative Assistant
(916) 886-5613




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