April 21, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
Since 1981, the Ohio District Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Inc. (ODLCEF) has been a blessing to our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools and organizations enabling them to borrow funds for expansion, renovation or new construction. These loans were made possible through investments in the ODLCEF, which has enabled this organization to make a significant […]
April 20, 2017 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht
Let’s face it. We live in a noisy world. The majority of messages sent are never seen or heard by the intended audience. Unfortunately, the same is true for the most important message in the world: The Gospel of the forgiveness of sins by grace, through faith, because of Jesus Christ. If we want our […]
April 8, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
“They don’t need me. They’re all over-achievers,” said Spencer Maass, credit analyst at the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) and mentor to Concordia University Texas, the team that took top honors in this year’s National Student Marketing Competition (NSMC). Texas won first place last year, too. Seniors Taylor Schmidt, Carlos Munoz, Jacqueline Knell and Race […]
April 3, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
“There’s nothing else like this–a great opportunity for the students,” said Lee Pilz of Concordia University Texas. He was the marketing instructor and faculty advisor for the team of Ryan Bertsch, Felicite Harrison, Daniel Huggett and Jacqueline Knell during the 2016 National Student Marketing Competition. Along with gaining real-world experience that looks good on a […]
March 28, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
Name Jon Clark What do you do at LCEF? Keep the bad guys out of our stuff. Not official enough? As Vice President of Information Security I vigorously defend our customers’ personal information against sundry threats from enemies both foreign and domestic. How long have you been at LCEF? 13 years by the calendar, but […]
March 27, 2017 | Posted by Karl Galik
The stereotypical understanding of “stewardship” describes a process of giving, encourages generosity and seeks to inspire sacrificial giving. In my seven years in stewardship consulting, I’ve come to see “stewardship” and “generous giving” as a likely a second dynamic to “receiving” (yes, receiving). The grace to receive, the acceptance of God’s Gifts in whatever sacrificial […]
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.