April 16, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
The team from Concordia University Texas, Austin, won Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s (LCEF) seventh annual National Student Marketing Competition (NSMC), held April 13 at the Concordia University Chicago campus. Seniors Madeline Guayante, Carlos Munoz, Ben Balen and Carrie Brown wowed the judges with a confident, fluid, fact-filled presentation. Highlights of their campaign included live chats […]
April 13, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2017 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2017 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team Most people have given up on East St. Louis (ESL). Once a bustling industrial city, the fourth largest in Illinois, ESL is […]
April 9, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
On Monday, April 2, we announced the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process is now open. We believe this is a perfect opportunity to check back in with the 2017 recipients and look at their stories in full detail. Over the next couple months, we are going to share those stories as a reflection of the […]
April 6, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
On Friday, April 13, Concordia University System (CUS) schools across the country will send teams of marketing, communications and business majors to compete in the seventh annual Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) National Student Marketing Competition. This year’s presentation order: Concordia University Portland Concordia University Texas Concordia University Chicago Concordia College – New York Concordia University Nebraska […]
April 2, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
On April 2, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announced the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process is now open. These grants are open to Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations (including their K-12 schools and childcare centers); LCEF member districts; and offices of the Synod. In the last two years, the fund has granted over $1.2 million […]
March 20, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
For Peace Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., the ball got rolling in 1962 over a partnership that would grow stronger with each generation. The church was formed in 1960, and two years later a building was constructed, thanks to a loan from their district church extension. The pastor of Peace, Rev. Dr. Lloyd Gaines, calls the […]
Click here to download the application
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.