Welcome to Arnold Mills United Methodist Church
Friday, October 18, 2019
Follow Jesus, Make Disciples, Transform the World

Our Pastor & Staff

Pastor Arlene M. Tully

Arlene was born in Connecticut and grew up in Westerly, RI. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (B.S., Resource Development) and Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.). Before being called into ordained ministry, Arlene spent more than 20 years in restaurant management. She has served churches in Maine, at Randoph & East Pittston, Waterville, and Bangor. Arlene was appointed to Arnold Mills United Methodist Church in 2019.  


In addition to her responsibilities at church and her connectional ministry (such as the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, Committee on Episcopacy, and mentoring clergy), Arlene has always been active in the communities in which she has lived. She has served on the boards of homeless shelters, community organizing projects, and interfaith councils. Arlene’s leisure time activities include reading, birding, and cooking.


One of the most unusual aspects of Arlene’s ministry is her work with a Facility Dog named Kirby VII. Kirby is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever cross, professionally bred, trained, and certified by Canine Companions for Independence. Kirby’s activities include offering comfort and affection during visits to nursing homes and hospitals, participating in young students’ reading programs, helping Arlene with children’s time during worship, and acting as a goodwill ambassador out in the community. You can also find Arlene and Kirby greeting worshipers each Sunday. They hope to see you soon!

Music Director
Joey Mazzarrella
Office Manager George Jutras Jr.