Our Development consultant works with your staff to build a custom and comprehensive development strategy. Based on development best practices, the consultant will assist staff in creating a robust, calendarized annual development plan. This provides strategic direction that allows for tracking activity weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.
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The year-long process involved in building this development strategy includes weekly meetings by phone with the Development Director to review goals accomplished and discuss goals for the week ahead. Once each quarter, the consultant makes a personal visit. These visits include meetings with the Executive Director and Development Director individually and together. They also include evaluating prior quarter performance, discussing and establishing next quarter goals, and looking beyond to anything that requires more lead time.
LCEF’s MAP assists your ministry in the creation of an effective development (advancement) department and process.
In cooperation with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, a job description for the role of development (advancement) director will be created and a search to fill the role will be undertaken. Consultative assistance throughout the hiring process will be provided by LCEF. Once the hiring of a development (advancement) director has been accomplished, LCEF will provide mentoring/coaching for the development (advancement) director and staff.
Concurrent with the hiring process, our consultant will begin designing your development (advancement) tools and plan, beginning with understanding where your organization currently is. This will include analyzing your current donor database, development calendar and processes in order to develop a strategic development plan for your ministry.
The agreement between LCEF and your ministry will begin immediately upon receipt of a signed agreement and initial payment and will cover the hiring period (as much as four months) followed by the 12-month coaching period.
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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.