Dakota Conference

Sharing the unchanging love of Jesus in a changing world.



Pathfinders is a youth education ministry founded in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the late 1920s. Since its inception, Pathfinders has grown into a global ministry comprised of nearly two million participants. Pathfinders is built on the premise that "children learn best by example, rather than precept." As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits.


The Dakota Conference is committed to the continued physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of young people in part through the ministry of Pathfinders.


Photo by Lynnette Struntz


To be a part of Pathfinders contact Pastor Ted Struntz at pathfinders@dakotasda.org or call 701.751.6177.