July 18, 2018 | Posted by LCEF
Home ownership is like opening a new chapter in your life. A chapter where you put down roots, raise a family, invest in a community and even grow old together. Home ownership is a time when you settle into a place you can call home. Fortunately, home ownership is affordable for many families due to […]
July 12, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Starting a private Lutheran high school in a modest-sized community is tough enough. That the population is 60% Mormon is another story. Yet, building such a school is what Grace Lutheran Church, Pocatello, did. Grace Lutheran High School is Idaho’s first Lutheran high school—and is the culmination of four decades of dreams. Over those decades, […]
July 6, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
About two years ago, young Ivan Haeflinger of Elma, Iowa, was under the weather. His nose was runny, his body hurt, he coughed and he was tired. It was not a good day for Ivan. That is until the mail came. Around noon, Ivan’s mother, Steva, went down the driveway to fetch the mail. As […]
July 2, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Stepping out of the cold and into the warm light of the Intersect Arts Center (IAC) grand opening is a very unique experience. Less than a year ago, this three-story building–the former Concordia Seminary St. Louis at the corner of South Jefferson and Texas Avenue–was empty and falling apart. Tonight, the 4,000 square foot gallery is […]
June 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
As Lutherans, we live by faith, knowing and trusting that God always has our backs. “God works in mysterious ways” is a saying many of us have heard. Within that mysterious way, comes unexpected events in our lives. As good stewards, we’re invited to be financially prepared for opportunities of giving and saving. Having an […]
June 25, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
We are proud to announce Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) was named one of the Top Workplaces of St. Louis for 2018. LCEF was honored in the Top Small Employers (50 to 149 employees) category. While we are grateful for the honor, all the credit goes to our employees and the thousands of investors dedicated […]
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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.