March 16, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
When Our Savior Lutheran Church decided to take a “big, big step” and build a preschool and child care center, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, congregation questioned participating in LCEF’s Laborers For Christ. “We had never used Laborers, so this was a new process for us to walk through,” said the Rev. Timothy Dreier, Our Savior’s pastor. […]
February 14, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
When a longtime and much loved Lutheran outdoor ministry in Iowa decided to tackle a major update, participating in Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s Laborers For Christ “was not a question but a definite decision,” said Doug Kading, Camp Okoboji executive director. Their role in the new state-of-the-art activity center marks the fourth time for Laborers […]
October 25, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
Although LCEF’s Laborers For Christ is best known for projects like building and remodeling churches and schools, Bob Natzke talks about his two decades with the ministry in terms of people. One such person is Larry, a Bethesda Lutheran Communities resident in Caledonia, Michigan. Natzke met Larry this year when Laborers worked for the LCMS […]
October 11, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
The first day he worked alongside the men and women of LCEF’s Laborers For Christ, Colin Pay called his wife at the office, urging her to join them. “You have to be here at 4 o’clock! They all get together for fellowship, and it’s so cool!” Colin remembers telling Robin about the Laborers who were […]
October 4, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
Bob Miller flew airplanes as a commercial pilot for 25 years and then took the reins as chief executive officer of a home health company. But six years ago, at 65, he fulfilled his longtime dream. “I always wanted to build churches, so this is a good way to do it,” said Miller, who has […]
September 9, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
Despite adding on three times in the last 26 years, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk, South Dakota, faced a familiar problem.
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.