Arlene Joanne Reitz graduated from Rhema Bible College in 1985, majoring in Missions. In 1987, she answered God’s Call to Guatemala, serving with Pastors Jim and Marion Zirkle, Founders of Living Water Teaching Ministry in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. C.A. Her ministerial emphasis was with women and children.
In 1991, Arlene returned to the US where she foundedWomen at the Well Ministry which is still active in Pennsylvania. From 1991 to 1999, she made several short-term missionary trips to Guatemala, working with various Evangelistic Youth and Medical Campaigns, and teaching in LWT’s Bible Institute. Returning in 2000 as a full-time missionary she continued serving in the Bible Institute, helped develop a women’s ministry in LWT’s Church, and participated in many areas of ministry. She fulfilled her commitment and second four-year term with Living Water Teaching in 2004.
In 2005 Arlene established Bridges of Grace Ministries. In 2007 Arlene became affiliated with The Missionary Church International based in South Carolina. Arlene has also ministered in different countries of Central and South America with other ministries, crossing the Bridges into nations and cultures by the Grace of God. Her focus remains in Guatemala, primarily working with the indigenous. Currently, she is teaching weekly Bible Classes for men and women, hosting a monthly Women’s Tea, continuing her ministry to women, and working with local Pastors in the area of Quetzaltenango, specifically in Cantel. Her Vision is to develop a Center for Practical Ministry where she can teach, train, and mentor through spiritual and practical application of the Word of God.