Mike, Rena, Katie-Rose and Michael Reilly
Mike (from New Hampshire) and Rena (from Illinois) Reilly came to the ministry in stages. Mike joined staff at Teen Missions Florida in 1986, coming from Denver where he was a fire fighter and EMT. After joining staff, Mike served in the Print Shop and Leader Placement. Rena, a former children’s pastor, joined staff in 1990 as Mike’s new wife. They met in Florida the previous year at a friend’s wedding. Once she joined staff, Rena spent time teaching in Munchkin Missions and homeschooling their children. Mike and Rena have two children, Katie Rose (now married) and Michael – both living in the US. Currently based in Florida, Mike and Rena serve as coordinators for Teen Missions Australia. They are also involved with Teen Missions bases throughout Asia.
Elizabeth has been living and working as a missionary for God for over 50 years. She resides in her home country of New Zealand and is working to bring the first Teen Missions Boot Camp to the country. 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!