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, […]
December 30, 2016 | Posted by Randy Raasch
I enjoy working. First, I really like my daily activities as a pastor. I enjoy people, so making calls, teaching class, preaching sermons, conducting staff meetings and interacting with the students and parents in our day school are a joy to me. Second, I really like the people with whom I work. We have a […]
July 7, 2015 | Posted by Jeff Meyer
My wife, Amy and I were on our way to a fierce conversation and had an awakening of sorts. It was a conversation neither of us wanted to be in. We knew it would be hard. At the worst, painful. At the least, awkward. Yet, we went. Giving up our date night we were both […]
February 20, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik
This is a true story that conveys a deep truth. I was on a capital stewardship campaign teaching about prayer, for the adventurous undertaking this congregation was engaging. There were about 100 people present when a little girl walked up to me from the side and politely tugged on my suit coat. She was about […]
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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.