John Rieping

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webmaster, columnist
The Madera Tribune

Native Maderan John Rieping studied journalism for four years at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, earned a philosophy degree at Mt. Angel Seminary at St. Benedict, Oregon, and spent 4 1/2 years trying to discern God's plan for his life at the Benedictine monastery of Mount Angel Abbey. In between adventures, he has lived in Madera, California. His personal website is