May 10, 2017 | Posted by Jenna Johnson
I go to Mexico every year on a mission trip with my church group, but I have to pay $400 for it. My grandparents paid for my first trip when I was in 7th grade, but I’ve had to think of my own ways to come up with my own money every other year. Here […]
May 3, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis
Let’s face it. Sometimes life is hard. Nothing seems fair. It gets boring and repetitive. We get tired. And even when life is going great it’s easy for these feelings to surface. Lately, I’ve been stuck. I’ve got a lot of things going for me: grades, friends, band, family and the list goes on. But […]
April 26, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs
It seems like the social norm for hanging out with friends is to do something that involves spending money. However, I don’t make enough money to fund a trip out to eat and a movie every Friday night. Nor do I make enough for bowling every Saturday or a lunch out with friends on Sunday […]
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 […]
April 5, 2017 | Posted by Eva Baker
When I started TeensGotCents in 2013 I was 16 years old. In the beginning, it was just a high school project. I had to do it. It never occurred to me that it might become a business and even my full-time job one day. See, in order to graduate high school, in the Baker household, […]
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.