August 18, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey
We all get hungry at school. And unfortunately, at school, we do not have our kitchen cupboards at our disposal. So, anything to curb your hunger you have to bring from home. Or buy. I normally bring my food from home. Occasionally, I’ll end up buying a cafeteria lunch or purchasing a snack from the […]
August 14, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood
It’s a slow creep. Maybe it starts with a simple deception, just keeping a simple offense secret. Then, it was the lust you kept locked behind closed doors and passwords. Then, it was the jealousy that boiled within you as you saw the success of your co-laborers. Suddenly, your life is a tangled mess of […]
August 10, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis
Sometimes, reaching out to people different than you can be hard. Trying to acknowledge and respect differences while still conveying the message of God’s love can be extremely difficult. But, with some work, these differences can be respected and God’s message can still be shared. The most important thing is to be sure that you […]
August 4, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Thirty-six hours. That’s how long it took LCEF President and CEO Rich Robertson and Vice President-National Lending Larry Crume to fly from the U.S. to Hanoi, Vietnam. Their goal? Visit the Concordia International School of Hanoi (CISH). CISH has been in operation for the last six years. In 2016, CISH dedicated their new building (financially […]
August 2, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey
We are all searching for remedies to different issues in life. Whether it’s stress from school, problems at work or relationship troubles with family or friends, all of us struggle with a variety of dilemmas and how to face them. But how many of us have been swallowed by a whale? That’s a big problem, […]
July 31, 2017 | Posted by Randy Raasch
I am blessed to have two younger brothers. They are five and seven years younger than me. They are more intelligent than me, better looking and much more talented. But back in the day, when I was a teenager and they were in grade school, my mother would remind me that I needed to set […]
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.