It has been a historic year on many fronts. As Lutherans, we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s hard to overstate the blessings we enjoy on this side of that remarkable event. One blessing we can welcome on a daily basis is knowing that Jesus gives forgiveness and new life freely to all who believe in Him.
We are pleased to share with you the results of another year of strong performance and how we continue to manage our resources wisely. LCEF’s success is a testament to your faithfulness and God’s generosity.
You’ll see examples of this in the 2017 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Annual Report. Download the Annual Report here.
You can also download the Offering Circular here.
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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.