Wisconsin Conference Youth Department

The Wisconsin Conference Youth Department of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church is dedicated to ministering to and supporting our youth and young adults. We accomplish this through ministries such as Pathfinders, Adventurers, JAHWI (Jóvenes Adventistas Hispanos de Wisconsin), Public Campus Ministries, Summer Camp Ministries at Camp Wakonda, and other youth events. It's our goal to see every young person draw closer to Jesus, and to empower them to do the work the Lord has set before them.



Youth and Young Adult Ministries

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GC Youth Ministries - Click Here

NAD Youth Ministries - Click Here

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Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.

Pathfinders is for those who are in the fifth (5th) grade or its equivalent through the eighth (8th) grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as "Junior" pathfinders, and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as "Teen" Pathfinders.

The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program works closely with the Pathfinder program and is for high school students (grades 9-12).

Club registration form

(English)-Click Here

(Spanish )-Click Here

Pathfinder Club staff registration form

(English)- Click Here

(Spanish) - Click Here

Misc. Forms

WI Permission to Ride - Click Here

NAD Safety Instructions - Click Here

Pathfinders Online - Click Here

AdventSource - Click Here

Verified Volunteer - Click Here

Verified Volunteer PDF Instructions - Click Here

Additional Resources:

Investiture Achievement - Click Here

Friend Resources - Click Here


The Adventurer program was created to assist parents in their important responsibilities as a child’s primary teachers and evangelizers. The program aims to strengthen the parent/child relationship and to further the child’s development in spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas. Through the Adventurer Program, the church, home, and school can work together with the parent to develop a mature, happy child.

The Adventurer Club involves children in grades 1-4 and their parents. The program-ming and planning for Adventurers should be simple and short, but creative. Parental involvement provides opportunities for parents to participate in the learning experience.

Club registration form

(English)-Click Here

(Spanish )-Click Here

Adventurer Club staff registration form

(English)- Click Here

(Spanish) - Click Here

Misc. Forms

WI Permission to Ride - Click Here

NAD Adventurers - Click Here

Adventurers Online - Click Here

AdventSource - Click Here

Verified Volunteer - Click Here

Verified Volunteer PDF Instructions - Click Here


Wisconsin Pathfinder Clubs

 Wisconsin Conference Youth Director

Pastor Eric Chavez – (806) 341-2005 – echavez@wi.adventist.org

 Wisconsin Conference Youth Department Administrative Assistant

Shanna Chavez – (715) 544-8008 – Schavez@wi.adventist.org

Wisconsin Pathfinders Club Ministries Email:wipathfinders@gmail.com

Wisconsin Adventurer Club Ministries Email:wiadventurers@gmail.com

Southern District Coordinators: 

Steve and Carol Mertins - steven.mertins@gmail.com


1: Watertown Sentinals 

2: Madison Mustangs

3: Monroe Trailblazers

4: Portage Patriots

5: Milwaukee Navigators

6: Waukesha Warriors


North Western District Coordinators: 

Jody and Charlyn Marsh - jaykaymarsh@yahoo.com

Jody - (715) 218-9312

Charlyn - (715) 218-9311


1: Coulee Coyotes 

2: Wisconsin Valley Falcons 

3: Chippewa Valley Lightning 

4: Wisconsin Rapids Mash


Spanish District Coordinators: 

Gabe Rivera – (414) 719-2248 (WhatsApp)

Kerling Montanez - (414)-248-5234


1: La Hayes – Mensajero de Paz  

2: Milwaukee Central Leones

3: Milwaukee North Panthers

4: Maranatha White Lions 

5: Waukesha Spanish Warriors 

6: Beloit

7: Sparta

8: Guerreros de Fe 

9: Wautoma Spanish 

North Eastern District Coordinators

Becky Ziesmer  - (920) 737-0679 - beckyz1228@gmail.com

Rebekah Helsius - 920-372-2818


1: Green Bay Pioneers

2: Lena Wildcats 

3: Sheboygan Shepherds

4: Fox Valley Eagles 

5: Sheboygan Spanish

6: Green Bay Spanish 

Wisconsin TLT Coordinator 

Glen Morrow - (812) 249-6535 - gmorrowpe@gmail.com

Glen Morrow is looking forward to serving the TLTs in any way needed.  He is planning some special TLT-only activities and is open to suggestions you can add for consideration to fully add to the Wisconsin TLT experience.   Glen and his wife, Alcione, have 5 daughters, 4 son-in-laws and 1 grandson.  He is an engineer who has many hobbies and especially enjoys long distance bicycling, backyard beekeeping, and jokes.  He loves helping with Pathfinders and the challenge to teach honors that he has to learn before he can teach.