Irish Mission Pathfinders and Adventurers Department

Following together in the right foot steps

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.

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Join the closest Pathfinder Club to you!

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Support your local club to help them have real experience of pathfindering

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Do you love Jesus and all His Creation? Help the young people discover Him by becoming an Pathfinder / Adventurer Instructor

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Of the Adventist Pathfinders

Who started Pathfinders?  The short answer is that no one person did, but rather that a diverse group of youth-focused, God-loving, ministry-minded individuals in various location created “Pathfinder-like” clubs in various locations that eventually grew into the ministry we now know as Pathfinders.

The first Pathfinder Club of record was in Anaheim, California directed by John McKim and Willa Steen.  This club began in the late 1920’s and ran through the 1930’s.   


Upcoming Events

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May Camporee 2022 - Standing on His Promises

May Camporee 2022 – the most awaited event in Irish Mission will take place in Portlick campsite, Athlone with a very special guest from overseas, Pastor Doug Bachelors. 

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Adventurers and Pathfinders Bible Experience - Local Area

The first Bible Experience is going to take place via zoom on the 23rd of January 2022. 


The Pathfinders club needs the parent's support

There are various ways in which you could help us help our children develop. The Pathfinders club can only work optimally if supported by individual parents. Contact us to see how you can get involved.


Upcoming Events

Choose a challenge and work towards the set goals. You’ll find physical, spiritual and fun tasks and activities to take part in. Each person entering will be working towards earning their personal medal reward.

  All Adventurers and Pathfinders will test their knowledge from the book of Ruth and 1 st Kings on the 23rd of January Via zoom. More details can be found on the event page. 

Teams across Irish Mission are gathering together for the next level of testing on the Book of Ruth and 1st Kings on the 20th of February 2022, via zoom. More details can be found on the event page.

The semifinals are going to take place in the UK, hybrid (in person or via Zoom), and all qualified teams are invited to this new adventure. More details can be found on the event page.

Irish Mission

Our Team

Merrell John Karaan
Area Coordinator

Elder Merrell serves the clubs in Area 3: Dublin, Drogheda, and Ballinacrow. 

Bogdan Stan
Pathfinder and Adventurer Sponsor

Bogdan Is the Irish Mission Sponsor for the next 3 years in Irish Mission

Elder Makhosana Madubeko
Area Coordinator

Elder Makho serves the clubs in Area 1 – Galway, Newmarket, Tralee, and Cork.

Roxana Stan
Area Coordinator

Roxana serves the clubs in Area 2 – Portlaosie, Kilkenny, Ballinacrow

Pathfinders and Adventurers TESTIMONIALS

What our kids and parents say

The biggest blessing is to see one of the most important miracles the Holy Spirit can do: a life-changing decision! and the beauty of it is that we are part of it. 


Our photo gallery

Let's change the world, Join us now!

If you are between 5 – 16 years old and you have a sense of adventure, want to make a difference in your community and you love Jesus, why don’t you join us?