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.

After three years of intense classroom study and a one year spent at a congregation in Big Rapids, Michigan, Pastor Rieke graduated Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2011. His first assignment was to start a mission site at Grace Lutheran Church in Tucson, Arizona. After six years in Arizona, Pastor Rieke accepted the call to Palos Lutheran Church, and arrived in July, 2017.

Pastor Rieke and his wife Kristin are blessed with four children – Grace, Chloe, Roman & Bella. Pastor Rieke loves spending time with his family exploring the greater Chicago area and also enjoys a variety of physical activities like running, swimming and biking.

Pastor Colin Rieke
Congregation & Youth Pastor