June 16, 2017 | Posted by Paige Cissell
When European immigrants came to America searching for religious freedom, they needed to find spaces where they could practice and teach their faith. The need for financing the development of church and school facilities emerged. The solution was to establish an internal financing program in which members of the church would directly invest money in […]
June 13, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
During your lifetime, you may work 40 years to accumulate assets and spend 10 to 20 years conserving that accumulation. Through good planning, another wonderful chapter in the book of your life can be completed. A proper estate plan will help give you peace of mind as you provide for those you love and protect both […]
June 5, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
“Our wives feel left behind and forgotten,” wrote Chaplain Scott L. Shields. A sentiment shared by dozens of other chaplains who each year travel to the annual Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Chaplain Conferences, one held on the West Coast, the other on the East. Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requires each denomination to […]
May 30, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
Welcome to another addition 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 this month, once again, we don’t disappoint. Name Joe Statum What do you do at LCEF? Deposit Operations – Project Coordinator in the […]
May 23, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
According to the August 2007 issue of MONEY magazine, Lake Mary, FL, was voted fourth best place to live in America. There is something else you should know about this suburban city in Seminole County.“ “Our community loves sports,” says Betty Hoyer, Director of Education at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. “They like to be connected […]
May 19, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
“Who is a bigger enemy to the devil than the preacher of the Word and Sacrament?” asks Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, Director, Church and Community Engagement in the LCMS Office of National Mission. “So one way to bring preachers down is to mess with their livelihood.” Dr. Hernandez runs the Soldiers of the Cross (SOTC), […]
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.