February 24, 2015 | 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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There are many calculators out there to help you project your earnings in an interest bearing investment or account (like your Y.I. StewardAccount®), including those on LCEF’s website. But it’s a good idea to know how to make those calculations yourself. Simple Interest Dollar Amount x Interest Rate x Length of Time (in Years) = […]
As a young person, you likely are not earning enough to be required to file a tax return. In the 2013 tax year, the standard deduction for people not married was $6,100. Since you are a dependent, you are not expected to file a return if you earn up to that amount. When you start […]
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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.