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Greetings and welcome to my Blog.  For those of you who do not know me my name is Michael Reist and I am a professional magician.  You may at times hear me talk about what I do and services I offer, but that will be secondary to what I do want to talk about.  I want my blog to be interesting, informative, entertaining and most of all helpful to you.  I will primarily write about entertainment but will not shy away from other subjects as well.

To start out I thought before I begin blogging about all the different subjects I would share just a little about me.  I grew up in a suburb of Reading, PA where I graduated from Mt. Penn High School in the Antietam School District.  After graduation I served four years in the United States Coast Guard including almost two years where I lived in Japan.  After graduation I attended Penn State University where I received a degree in History and then Kutztown University where I received a Master’s in Education.  While at Penn State I met my first wife Alice. We were married and shared a life together for over 33 years before she passed away. I taught for many years before changing careers.

In 2004 I graduated from Seminary and began a career as an Ordained Lutheran Pastor.  I currently serve as Pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Annville, PA.  I always loved magic, performing as a teenager, and in 2007 began performing as The Amazing Magi professionally throughout the NE United States as well as sometime on Cruise Lines as my other work allowed. In 2019 I remarried and my wife Kathy is a great support to me both in my position as Pastor of a Church and in my Professional Magical Career as well.

That is enough about me. I hope you will join me as I blog about entertainment, sports, and much, much more.  My next blog is going to be about supporting live entertainment, and to do that I am going to talk about an local movie theatre right here in Annville, PA.

Until Next Time.

Magically Yours,

Michael L. Reist, The Amazing Magi