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.
Michael L. Reist, The Amazing Magi