Welcome Interim Pastor Randy Mundt
Bio for Pastor Randy:
Pastor Randall (Randy) A. Mundt was born in Indiana - which may explain his love of basketball (college in particular). He attended Florida Southern College, a United Methodist school – which may explain his love of all things ecumenical. He worked several summers at Glacier National Park – which may explain his love for hiking and nature. He went to seminary at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – which may explain his love for northern lights and hockey, eh? Somewhere in between all of this, he married Gail and they would, in time, have three children, which absolutely explains his love for family.
Pastor Randy’s first call was to King of Kings Lutheran in Pueblo, CO, where he learned to love green chili and rafting upstream on the Arkansas River. After ten years, he took a call to Glory of God Lutheran in Wheat Ridge, CO, where he learned how to live in what he thought was the biggest city he would ever live in. After twelve years, the Mundt’s left for the Big Island of Hawaii, where Pastor Randy served the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Kona. There he learned to love snorkeling, whale watching, and four-wheeling on lava rock.
From Hawaii, it was off to Vienna, Austria, where he did not learn to yodel but served Vienna Community Church. He also taught religion at the Lyceum Lutheran HS in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he learned how completely different the Slovak language was to German. After Vienna, it was time to go to the International Church of Copenhagen (Denmark), where he learned that he still loved pickled herring (and not Gammel Dansk) for breakfast.
Seven years ago, he began to serve as senior interim pastor at Tokyo Union Church in the largest city in the world (35 million). During his two years there, he fell in love with noodles and all things sushi. Moving back to the states, he served as interim pastor at Joy Lutheran in Parker, Colorado, where he once again fell in love with all things Colorado (except Casa Bonita).
Three years ago, after beginning to serve as interim pastor at First Lutheran, Longmont, Pastors Gail and Randy were suddenly asked to serve a one-year interim (because of a medical emergency) at Bratislava International Church. Putting their lives back into boxes for storage and suitcases for travel, it was back to Europe.
Once again back in the states, they began to serve as interim pastors to Trinity Lutheran in Ft. Collins. Pastor Gail has since become Executive Pastor at Christ Lutheran in Highlands Ranch, and Pastor Randy has been babysitting our first grandchild in Littleton for the past six months. (Pictures may be available on request).
Pastor Randy’s motto for life is: “If we take ourselves too seriously, we won’t take God’s love serious enough.” He is very much looking forward to working with the members, friends and staff of Shepherd of the Hills!