Randy was born and raised in northern Indiana. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. Shortly after graduating from Manchester University he relocated to Dayton, Ohio where he has lived since. He married his wife Karen on Jan. 1, 1983. They enjoy doing ministry and mission together, and have been blessed with faith-filled children… Kristin & Charlie, Laura & Dan, Ranae & Zach, Elise, and 10 grandchildren. Randy has always had a passion for sharing the Gospel and his life mission statement is based on Psalm 71:18 “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your mighty acts to all who are to come.” In addition to camping and family activities, Randy enjoys life coaching, teaching, and using multimedia technologies to enhance the delivery of the Gospel message. He is excited to be a part of God’s Kingdom work through Connection Groups and Lay Ministry at Emmanuel.