October 20, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
On Friday, October 20, at The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center (IC) chapel in Kirkwood, Mo., Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, LCMS Missouri District president, installed Rev. Bart Day as the new president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Day accepted the position in July and officially began on September 1. During the […]
October 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeni Miller
Do you ever think about how much more you can impact your community by maintaining healthy credit? Or even about how healthy credit will benefit you and your family? More than ever before, maintaining good physical health, including financial health, is quite the hot topic. And well it should be, especially today, as we recognize […]
October 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
What is it about an obscure 16th century Augustinian monk in a small German town that deserves international attention, celebration and recognition? After all, the Roman Catholic Church called Dr. Martin Luther a “wild boar in the church’s vineyard.” The town of Wittenberg, on the other hand, looks more favorably upon the monk. Wittenberg is […]
October 9, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
It’s right around the corner–October 31, 2017–the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s a monumental moment in the history of the Church—started when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of Castle Church. Since then, the task of every Lutheran has been to make known the love of Christ. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod […]
September 29, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
I am just a few short days from my departure as President/C.E.O. of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund where I have had the privilege to lead this important, vibrant ministry of the LCMS for the past eight years. As I reflect on my tenure, what comes to mind is how I have been blessed to […]
September 8, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. — Matthew 25:40 In a matter of weeks, the United States is facing the unprecedented aftermath of several natural disasters and the challenges that lay ahead. Hurricane Harvey caused historic flooding in […]
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.