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 […]
June 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
LCEF turns 40 this year, and much has changed since its beginning in 1978. In a crammed downtown St. Louis office, LCEF consisted of simple investment notes, stacks of green and white-striped accordion computer reports, bag phones and large modems under mismatched desks. Typewriters crowded tables and chairs effortlessly tipped. No email, no FedEx and […]
May 3, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Three teams. Three presentations. Three innovative business ideas. That sums up Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s (LCEF) first-ever YES! Challenge, a business competition for St. Louis area Lutheran high schools, held at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on May 2. Lutheran High School of St. Charles County was awarded first place. Senior Luke LeBeau, sole […]
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 […]
November 6, 2017 | Posted by LCEF
On Monday, November 6, the Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), announced the 2017 grant recipients. The fund awarded a total of $601,000 to 11 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministries throughout the United States. The ministries receiving a grant, along with a brief description of their proposal, are as […]
October 20, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
On Friday, October 20, at The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center (IC) chapel in Kirkwood, Mo., Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, LCMS Missouri District president, installed Rev. Bart Day as the new president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Day accepted the position in July and officially began on September 1. During the […]
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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.