August 4, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Thirty-six hours. That’s how long it took LCEF President and CEO Rich Robertson and Vice President-National Lending Larry Crume to fly from the U.S. to Hanoi, Vietnam. Their goal? Visit the Concordia International School of Hanoi (CISH). CISH has been in operation for the last six years. In 2016, CISH dedicated their new building (financially […]
July 28, 2017 | Posted by Joe Russo
Welcome to another edition of “Inside the Life of an LCEF Employee!” Our goal is to introduce you to the funny, kind, generous, helpful and loyal people who roam our halls and answer your calls–the kind of people who make LCEF a Top Workplace in St. Louis! And this month, once again, we don’t disappoint. […]
July 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Reverend Bart Day, Executive Director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of National Mission, has accepted the call to become the next President and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Following much prayer and diligence, the LCEF Board of Directors extended the call to Reverend Day on July 14. He succeeds Rich Robertson, […]
July 14, 2017 | Posted by Paige Cissell
When planning for and securing a congregation loan, you must consider all the possibilities. While it is an exciting time for your church when the congregation and leadership decide to make improvements or expand, there are problems that can arise. There are both internal and external factors that can affect the success of the loan […]
July 11, 2017 | Posted by Joe Russo
The moving crew has arrived. The hustle and bustle of boxing up the house where his kids grew up is in full swing. No doubt about it, Ray Jobst is in for an exhausting day, preparing to leave Macungie, Pennsylvania – his family’s home for 16 years – for a new job in the Midwest. […]
July 7, 2017 | Posted by Paige Cissell
A dedicated certificate is not your typical certificate of deposit that you would invest in at a bank, credit union or financial institution. Basically, it is an investment for short-term money because it offers a better interest rate on your funds than a simple saving or checking account at your local bank or credit union. […]
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.