Randy Larsen has been a vital contributor to EMI across many nations and with many skills. Randy joined EMI first as an intern, but quickly shifted into helping launch EMI’s first Latin America office in Guatemala where he served as a Project Leader and Intern Coordinator for nearly 6 years. His passion to care for, support, and equip people was a tremendous asset that continues to grow to this day.
After returning for a season of preparation and ministry at EMI USA, Randy’s pioneering spirit empowered him to become the founding Office Director of EMI Middle East/North Africa (MENA) office in 2009. His visionary spirit saw the MENA office grow into a place of great influence both through projects throughout the region as well as deep investment in local design professionals. His staff team regularly commented on what an encouragement his faith and enthusiasm were to them.
In 2014, Randy returned to the US and has continued with EMI USA working remotely from Washington State where he has been a great blessing to EMI in recruiting, as well as coaching our onboarding staff in support raising (MPD). He has played an important role in planning EMI USA’s annual Network Conference. Many of EMI’s staff worldwide give thanks to Randy for his encouragement and wisdom to promote strong partnerships with supporters and allow them to serve with EMI unencumbered.
Thank you, Randy, for 20 years of faithful and fruitful service!