May 24, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs
For me, vacations are the financial equivalent of a gasoline fire starting in my piggy bank. Now, since summer is almost here I am yet again faced with vacation season. This year, though, I have decided to stop spending so much money on vacation. I still want the same experience, but without the same price […]
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 […]
February 22, 2017 | Posted by Jenna Johnson
Younger students can get so caught up in other things during their busy lives. Before you know it, you’re a senior in high school and getting ready for college. The only problem with that is college costs money. Lots of money. No wonder the number one thing that most college students struggle with is paying […]
February 10, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
Loans are a part of life, particularly for large purchases like automobiles and homes. Yet, they are far from simple. Take the loan concept cost of funds, for example. In laymen terms, cost of funds (COF) is the interest that a financial institution must pay to investors for the use of their money to make […]
February 8, 2017 | Posted by Eva Baker
There are many options out there to pay for college. You can be born into a wealthy family. You could have parents willing to go into debt for your education. You could go into massive student loan debt yourself. Or you could work hard to earn scholarship money to put yourself through school. Since we […]
March 15, 2016 | Posted by Eva Baker
So, tithing. You would think this is a topic I have thought long and hard about. After all, I write about money over at TeensGotCents, here for World Changers, and several other places on the inter webs. I’m a Christian and Christians always hear about tithing/giving/etc. So you would think that it’s something I have […]
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.