September 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Orange, Calif., a suburb south of Los Angeles, couldn’t be spiritually further from Hamburg, Mich., where Rev. Nate Hausch grew up. It’s a culture comfortable with its skepticism and non-belief. Nonetheless, Hausch, associate pastor of mission, outreach and evangelism at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, Calif., is up for the challenge. In fact, he’s very deliberate about […]
September 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
The last 40 years have been good to Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cary, N.C. What started as a mission plant wedged into rented space has grown into a bustling congregation of 1,500 baptized members. And the place is busy seven days a week. On Sundays there are four services in three different styles. Throughout the school […]
August 31, 2018 | Posted by Jeni Miller
You know them as the faithful musicians, cantors, organists and music directors who work together with the pastor to illuminate God’s Word through music in the Divine Service. They’re the backbone of the local parish. ever wonder what might take place in a typical day in the life of a rostered LCMS music director? Us, […]
August 24, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Having lived in Miami for seven years, Rev. Robert J. Maulella, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Sebring, Fla., thought he knew hurricanes. But Hurricane Irma proved him wrong. The eye of the storm, with 100-plus-mph winds and tornadoes, tore a path of destruction through South Central Florida in late summer 2017. Power poles were leveled, trees twisted […]
August 17, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland, Ohio, possesses one of the top five best symphony orchestras in the world; is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; houses one of the greatest collections of Asian art outside of Asia at the Cleveland Museum of Art; and claims the single largest theater […]
June 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
As Lutherans, we live by faith, knowing and trusting that God always has our backs. “God works in mysterious ways” is a saying many of us have heard. Within that mysterious way, comes unexpected events in our lives. As good stewards, we’re invited to be financially prepared for opportunities of giving and saving. Having an […]
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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.