A big part of Rietveld's life has been his own education. After graduating from East Des Moines High School, he attended Drake University for his first two years of collegiate education. He would then transfer to Wheaton College in Illinois, where he finished his junior and senior years.
Rietveld would then follow up his education at Wheaton by attending Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He would graduate Magna Cum Laude from this seminary.
He would also go on to earn a PhD. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
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