June 17, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
October 15, 2015 | Posted by Art Scherer
I’m old enough to remember the days of a cash-based society when my parents were paid in cash on a weekly basis in their “weekly pay envelope.” My parents and others in their generation did not start out with credit cards or even checking accounts. They had shoeboxes for weekly bills and savings accounts for […]
July 27, 2015 | Posted by LCEF
“Curb appeal” is what real estate agents tell homeowners a house needs to attract prospective buyers. Likewise, Jon Boeche says new construction is helping new people discover Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo, Florida. “When people see that something new and exciting is going on, they want to be a part of it,” said […]
August 25, 2014 | Posted by John Kieschnick
Early in my ministry I recall a time during the Divine Service when I said to the congregation, “The Lord be with you,” and waited for a joyful response. When they began to drag back very slowly and much too halfheartedly, “And with thy….” I raised my hands and said loudly, “Wait just a minute! […]
June 21, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
In the ‘50s, RCA Victor Corporation began to use an ad campaign with the tagline “Victor, His Master’s Voice.” Nipper, their signature dog, sat listening to a Victrola speaker. Vic Bryant found himself listening for “His Master’s Voice” as well. In 1972, the Lord called him from marketing in the corporate world of Reynolds Aluminum, […]
April 9, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
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As a consultant for Capital Funding Services (CFS), Randy enjoys assisting the Lord’s people in experiencing the joys of generosity. He is a firm believer in the Scriptural truth that “whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). He says, “Stewardship is simply reflecting the image of our generous God, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.” His leadership has encouraged his congregation to provide generous support for ministries locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Randy has been a parish pastor for 35 years. For the past 28 years, he has been serving First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Leading a large congregation has enabled him to experience six capital campaigns, allowing him to provide great insights to pastors in capital campaigns and stewardship.
Randy has served Concordia University Wisconsin as an adjunct professor of theology for 26 years. In 2010, the university awarded him the honor of “Distinguished Alumnus.” He has also served 12 years on the South Wisconsin District Board of Directors, including six years as Board Chair and First Vice President of the district. He conducts seminars on generosity and provides encounters for parish pastors to discuss cultural issues and the church’s impact.
Randy resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with his wife, Diana, who is the South Wisconsin District’s Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s District Vice President. They have two married daughters and three granddaughters. Randy’s mission statement is to serve God by serving others.