Pastor Colin Rieke spent a majority of his early childhood growing up in southern Africa as his dad was a missionary there. Pastor Rieke lived in Zambia and Malawi until beginning High School at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI. Upon graduating high school, his dad became a pastor in La Crosse, WI where Pastor Rieke met his wife Kristin. Pastor Rieke attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. After graduating, he and Kristin were married.

Prior to arriving at Palos, Pastor Rieke served as Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church’s mission pastor to southeast Tucson since graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2011. Pastor Rieke and his wife Kristin are blessed with three children – Grace, Chloe & Roman. Pastor Rieke loves spending time with his family and also enjoys a variety of physical activities like running, swimming and biking.