Rev. David Riley


St. John's Lutheran Church
Westfield, Massachusetts

Pastor Riley was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the Aurora community, 25 miles south of Portland. In 1980 he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Portland State University. Upon graduation, he spent nine years in the business world.

In 1993, Pastor Riley graduated with his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry in June of that same year. In November, 2015, he completed his coursework in Intentional Interim Ministry.

Rev. Riley has served our Lord and His saints as Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran (Murray, KY), St. John’s Lutheran Church and School (Stuttgart, AR), Our Savior Lutheran (El Dorado, AR), and Faith Lutheran (Magnolia, AR). He also served as an Intentional Interim Minister at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Paragould, AR and Zion Lutheran Church in Waldenburg, AR. He began serving at St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad Street, in Westfield, Massachusetts in February, 2016 on an interim basis. Installed as permanent Pastor on September 10, 2017