April 19, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Tonniges
We all have times when we say “this is enough” or “I can’t do this anymore.” These phrases usually indicate symptoms of struggle, weariness, and even pure loss of motivation. To help us get over these times, here are two ways to really ‘pep up’ your life when it comes to normal everyday activities. 1. […]
April 12, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey
Easter is almost here. That means we’ll all be seeing a whole lot of one thing. Easter eggs. In houses, stores and churches. You name it, the decorated egg is a cultural icon of the holiday. Easter eggs are super fun to decorate. In my family, it’s a tradition to always decorate eggs a couple […]
March 15, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Tonniges
Let’s be honest. Every year, you decide that this will be the year. The year that you actually fulfill that New Year’s Resolution. But here we are, not even three months into the new year, and already most of us have given up. But let’s remember. There was a reason that you made that resolution in […]
June 18, 2015 | Posted by LCEF
“Little Luther”—a likeness of reformer Martin Luther—is expected to be available in the United States in July. This is the fastest-selling Playmobil® figure of all time. You can order the little guy from Concordia Publishing House. To read more, check out the LCMS’ story about it here.
May 29, 2015 | Posted by LCEF
At 12 years old, Moziah Bridges is the CEO of his own company—Mo’s Bows, a bow-tie manufacturer in Memphis, Tennessee. His ties are gaining in popularity and he now has a staff. Hear more about this remarkable—and smart-dressed—young man. Congratulations to Mary Kate Baughman, student of Immanuel Lutheran Palatine, Illinois, on earning the 2014 National […]
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.