Pathfinders, pathfinder leaders and parents,
As we strive to have the best experience for the Division level of Pathfinder Bible Experience, we have been constantly praying and analyzing our needs and our resources. For the last couple of years, our program has exploded to the point that we just simply don’t fit in our own churches or even Universities. We have been trying to plan and work to find a spot that can accommodate our growing numbers. We apologize for the less than ideal experiences of the past couple of years at the Division level.
We are trying to just make this the best experience ever. We have made a strategic move and investment on the Division level event for PBE that has allowed us to explore other venues that offer more and can alleviate some of the issues that have been part of our event in the last couple of years. We want to thank the team of the Washington Conference for their efforts to bring the event to Centralia, WA and the venue they had was very good. And 2 years ago, their recommended location would have been perfect! But after 2 years of constant growth, we are in need of a bigger place.
After a few weeks of search, we believe that God has led us to the Oregon State fair complex, where the Pavilion there offers a lot of what we are looking for to make PBE NAD level a better experience!!! The State fair is located in Salem, Oregon, about 1 hour south of Portland, OR.
Here is the official address: 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301
We apologize if this causes you to change some plans, but we believe that this is the best place for our Pathfinders as they gather for the Division level of PBE. Pray as we are working out some of the details for the programming and as we plan to make this experience the best one yet for Pathfinder Bible Experience attendees and participants.
For more information on the complex, see http://oregonstatefair.org/map/
Also, for updates on Pathfinder Bible Experience, please check the following link: https://www.clubministries.org/pathfinders/pathfinder-bible-experience/ and/or follow us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NADPathfinders and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/NAD_Pathfinders .
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office through our email at [email protected] or contact the NAD Pathfinder Bible Experience coordinator Pastor Gene Clapp at [email protected].
Armando Miranda Jr.
Associate Director/Pathfinder Director
North American Division of Seventh Day Adventists