March 20, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
For Peace Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., the ball got rolling in 1962 over a partnership that would grow stronger with each generation. The church was formed in 1960, and two years later a building was constructed, thanks to a loan from their district church extension. The pastor of Peace, Rev. Dr. Lloyd Gaines, calls the […]
March 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
By age 85, the average American has been retired for about 22 years. Dale Vogt, on the other hand, was on his second retirement at that age. “We told him it was probably okay to retire from the Laborers For Christ,” Vogt’s daughter Laura Adams said. Vogt’s side of the story is a little different. […]
October 27, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
A church addition covered with graffiti sounds like a reason for concern. But for Bill Terrill, that Sunday when people of all ages penned Scripture on the new construction at Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Ga., was part of what LCEF’s Laborers For Christ (LFC) are all about. “It’s kind of a highlight of a […]
July 25, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
It’s been some 15 years since Bob and Carolyn Femovich visited churches where Carolyn’s parents served with LCEF’s Laborers For Christ. But Bob never forgot the dedication and camaraderie of Christians working together to strengthen ministry. “We saw firsthand what Laborers meant to congregations, not only financially but spiritually and to the life of the […]
June 6, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central Missouri sits a quaint Lutheran camp known as Trinity. The camp was established in 1973, and what started off as a “few acres to camp with the kids” is now 235 acres. Camp Trinity sports a community center (pictured above); a family cabin that sleeps 12; Maier […]
April 27, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
“Thank you for helping us build a new campus!! I will get to learn more about God!!” Karen Jensen understands why her daughter, Tabitha, used double exclamation points when the fourth-grader made a thank-you note for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Gratitude and enthusiasm beats strong as North Valley Christian Academy (NVCA) prepares to move […]
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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.