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, […]
March 29, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey
Imagine this scenario: you have just gotten home from school. What’s the first question your mom or dad asks when you walk through the door? If your parents are anything like mine, it’s probably “How was your day?” The response: a “Fine,” accompanied by a noncommittal shrug. This obligatory parent-child conversation is an almost daily […]
March 22, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs
I can’t count how many times I’ve felt jealous. It’s so easy to slip into that mindset of thinking everyone else is better off, which leads to bitterness. It feels awful when you work hard for something and someone else gets it without much effort. And to add salt to the wound, you have to congratulate […]
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 […]
March 8, 2017 | Posted by Eva Baker
When I was eighteen it was finally time for me to buy my first car. Why did I wait so long? No money. Sigh. The truth is that although I could have purchased a car earlier I could not afford all of the other expenses that happen afterwards. I had to wait until I was […]
March 1, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis
Don’t have your life planned out? No problem! Sometimes it can be hard to plan for the future as a high school student because there are so many options. Indeed, it can seem overwhelming. Between school, career decisions, part time jobs and applying for colleges and scholarships, there are a lot of things a high […]
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.