Randy was born in Kokomo, Indiana. His education includes: Ball State University, BS: Music, 1983; University of South Florida, Master of Music, 1998; Yale Divinity School, Master of Divinity, 2014. He has served congregations in Indiana, Florida, Connecticut and now Colorado. He was installed as pastor at Boulder Mennonite Church in February 2018 and ordained by Mountain States Mennonite Conference on February 17, 2019. He is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and serves as a Community Minister with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder. Randy is a board-certified Chaplain and most recently was the oncology chaplain at Yale-New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT).
Pastor Randy has had a life-long love of music and has taught piano and voice throughout his life. He served as the Project Editor for the Mennonite hymnal supplements, Sing the Journey and Sing the Story and has led music and worship workshops around the U.S.
Randy and his husband, Gary Stephens, live in Boulder, CO and are the companions to two happy labs and a mischievous cat. They enjoy their many nieces and nephews and previously served as foster parents to two young boys.
He is honored to be journeying with his new Boulder Mennonite family, sharing the Good News of peace, love, inclusion and justice in the Boulder community and beyond!
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