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 […]
December 11, 2015 | Posted by Eva Baker
Now that the Christmas season is officially upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family. I always find gift shopping hard because there are only so many times you can give someone a shirt or a gift card before it gets old. It’s also difficult because I have a really […]
November 18, 2015 | Posted by Eva Baker
When my mom began listening to Dave Ramsey’s advice on how to manage her money, I was pretty skeptical and not very happy about having to listen to it with her in the car. After all, what could I learn from an old guy like him? As I listened though it was actually interesting. One […]
November 3, 2015 | Posted by Eva Baker
My name is Eva Baker. I’m 19 years old and I have been blogging over at TeensGotCents since January 2013. My mom required me to do some sort of high school project, and this is what I chose to do. What started as a high school project has now become my full-time business! I know […]
February 24, 2015 | Posted by LCEF
The olive branches and the arrows in the bald eagles talons in the Great Seal signify peace and war. A two-cent coin was minted between 1864 and 1873 and was the first coin to bear the motto “In God We Trust”. Sacagawea, Susan B. Anthony, and Helen Keller are the only women honored on a […]
| Posted by LCEF
There are Latin phrases on America coins and paper money. Do you know their meaning? Annuit Coeptis: “He [God] has favored our undertakings.” Though the literal Latin translation does not specify the subject, many of America’s founding leaders such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, believed God’s will was behind the successful creation of the […]
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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.