Teen Missions full time staff missionaries are all self-supported and come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Mike and Rena Reilly
Mike Reilly (from New Hampshire) volunteered for Teen Missions International for a few years before joining staff in 1986. Mike came to Teen Missions in Florida from Denver Colorado where he was a fire fighter and EMT. After joining staff, Mike served in the Print Shop and Leader Placement. Rena (from Illinois) married Mike in 1990 and joined staff. She came from Arlington Texas where she was a children’s pastor. They have two children which were raised at the Teen Missions base in Australia. Their daughter Katie is now married to Brandon and living in Texas and their son Michael is attending University in Minnesota. Mike and Rena are currently based in Australia and Florida. They are involved with Teen Missions bases throughout the world. Mike is the International Operations Coordinator and Rena is the coordinator of the Peanut and Preteen U.S. Boot Camp programs.
Elizabeth has been living and working as a missionary for God for over 50 years. She resides in her home country of New Zealand. God’s call came when she was 12 years old. After nursing training, Bible school in Tasmania, Australia and SIL with Wycliffe she was on her way to Venezuela – single! By the time her first furlough came five years later she had married a fellow-Kiwi husband, Robin, had two little boys and was expecting a third baby.
For seventeen years they worked in literature distribution in Venezuela and during those years, had four Teen Missions teams put up three buildings for the ministry. In 1980 they joined the staff of Teen Missions and with four children, immigrated to Florida. Fifteen busy and fruitful years followed, until Robin became ill and they returned to live in New Zealand. He passed away in 1998 and Elizabeth continues to try to fill a very big pair of shoes!
Tim and Monika Foulkes
The newest staff on the Teen Missions Int’l Australia base, Tim and Monika arrived in February 2019 after leaving teaching positions in schools in Adelaide, South Australia. They have previously led Teen Missions teams to Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Tanzania, the Navajo Nation, Myanmar and Thailand, and have a background in directing various camp and youth ministries. With a passion to see young people live out their faith, Tim and Monika are excited to be involved in discipleship ministry full time. They hope to see the Church in Australia grow, alive and awakened in faith, following Jesus wherever He leads. They were married in 2017 and look forward to their first baby, due to arrive in June 2019.
If you would like to make a financial contribution towards current staff members, you can make a direct deposit into our account:
- Commonwealth Bank
- BSB # 064439
- Account # 1002 0177
Please make sure the staff person’s name is clearly marked against your contribution.
If you have any questions, or would like to explore other options, please submit an ‘Inquiries’ form on our Contact Us page.