January 25, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey
First jobs are exciting. It’s a chance to make money, build a resume and feel like an adult. However, first jobs can be a little scary if you have no clue what you’re doing (cue my story). I started working at Culver’s–a restaurant chain that serves burgers, ice cream and so on–in the spring of […]
May 19, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
Many opportunities have been presented to me lately (not of my own pursuits but from God) to spread His gospel message and reach out in unity to my brothers and sisters in Christ. My name is Caleb Alles, and I am a senior at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. I believe that “being sure of what […]
May 12, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
As I have matured as a Christian, I’ve spread God’s love often through my artwork. Some projects are smaller in size and detail, while others are larger, requiring more time, planning and commitment. Some projects are gifts and others are created for personal growth. Whether it is a simple sketch or a finalized product, each […]
May 2, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
On a snowy February day, a big green moving truck strained up the steep hill into our subdivision and began to unload our possessions into our new home, box by box. This move was necessary when my dad’s job required that we pack our possessions, leave our old friends and begin a new life in […]
April 28, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
And the winners of LCEF’s Take Heart Scholarship are (drumroll, please)… Caleb Alles, a senior at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, receiving $3,000. Aric Zillinger, a senior at Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kansas, receiving $1,000. Rachel Larson, a senior at Lutheran High School South, St. Louis, Missouri, receiving $500. Congratulations! We’ll post their […]
April 13, 2016 | Posted by LCEF
WOW! Thanks to ambitious World Changers, we received lots of great essays in application for an LCEF Take Heart Scholarship. Impressive work by all of you! We will announce the recipients April 28 and publish the winning essays on this blog in May. Stay tuned!
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.