Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) has served as the financial extension of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) since 1978. We provide customized loans, investments and ministry support services to help support new and growing ministries and workers of the LCMS.
We are a people and organization who confess that God is the source of all good gifts. We are stewards of those gifts to boldly love others for the sake of Christ.
We are proud to support those individuals, churches, schools and organizations who work tirelessly to share the compassion of Christ, meeting the needs of those who are suffering, poor, sick or lonely.
Top Place to Work
When you work for Lutheran Church Extension Fund, you experience the benefits of working for an established financial institution while supporting the ministries of the LCMS. Furthermore, LCEF has been named top place to work in St. Louis for two years straight (2017-2018)
“I am privileged to be serving together with our staff. I am grateful for what they do for the Church and His kingdom. Our success and future will be because of each and every one of them and the role they play each and every day … caring for our investors, supporting our borrowers, telling the stories and finding joy in what we do.” –Rev. Bart Day, LCEF president and CEO
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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.