Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pastor Colin Rieke

January 10, 2016 - Pastor Rieke, Kristin, Grace, Chloe & Roman

A Little Bit About Me

I spent a majority of my early childhood growing up in southern Africa – my dad was a missionary there for 21 years. I thought this was a normal childhood. I lived in both Zambia and Malawi until I began going to High School at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI. Upon graduating high school, my dad became a pastor in La Crosse, WI. This was where I met my wife Kristin. I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, and after graduating Kristin and I got married. I continued my theological training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, and graduated in May, 2011.

Kristin and I arrived to the hot Southwest in July of 2011 to begin planting Grace's second site of Grace-Vail.  Since we have arrived, God has blessed us with two daughters - Grace (October, 2011) and Chloe (September 2013), and one son - Roman (December 2015).  After spending many years in the Midwest, the Southwest is a little bit of an adjustment, but a welcome one. We certainly enjoy the warm winter weather in Tucson. 

I love spending time with my wife Kristin and my children: Grace, Chloe and Roman. I enjoy a variety of physical activities like running, swimming and biking, I also enjoy watching sports. Both Kristin and I are excited to be down here, sharing the same message about Jesus that Grace has been proclaiming for over 100 years.

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