About Randy


Randy Ehle

Welcome! Let me take a moment to introduce myself. Over the course of 40+ years and three careers, one consistent thread has run through my life: I have sought to harness the power of words to communicate the good news about The Word—Jesus Christ. Recently I have adopted a tagline of sorts: A Voice For Good. (If you follow me on social media, you’ll often see that as a hashtag: #avoiceforgood. You’re welcome to use it, too!)

I have been a pastor, police chaplain, writer, and teacher; an Air Force radio operator and retirement plan administrator; and a volunteer announcer for high school sports, local parades, and other community events. I live in Sonora, California, with my wife, Eiley, and currently work as a licensed assistant and operations manager with an independent financial advisor.

Eiley is an interior designer with a passion for serving and strengthening women. Her business, Dwellology, helps families around the world to dwell well  by creating livable, healthy home spaces here, often using products hand crafted by artisans in poverty-stricken areas around the world so they can provide for their families and communities—creating homes where they, too, can thrive and live with dignity.

Megan, Molly, Morgan (2017)

Eiley and I have three adult kids: our son, Morgan, and daughters Molly and Megan. All three are artists in their own unique ways and all three earn their keep through coffee shops. (No need to give me coffee cards as gifts!) 


You may notice a logo of sorts—the letters re: in a circle, superimposed over an antique typewriter. The two letters are not only my initials; they also convey the idea of something that happens again, as in second chances; or to identify a subject or topic, as in re: grace—about grace. The circle represents wholeness, which comes only as we experience and accept the grace of God. The typewriter represents the words I use to bring good. God has gifted me countless second chances to experience grace, and I hope you’ll know the same!

An early move - 1971

An early move – 1971


Lake Langano, Ethiopia

Lake Langano, Ethiopia – 2008

I’ve been around a lot, both geographically and professionally: A pastor for nine years, financial services for fifteen and counting, seven years in the U.S. Air Force and California Air National Guard. I’ve been a mailman, pipe organ builder, groundskeeper, dishwasher, busboy, cab driver, oil tank cleaner and assembler, secretary, photo processor, and mailroom clerk. I’ve had the privilege of living in Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, British Columbia, Germany, Washington, England, Colorado, Oregon, and California; and have traveled in Mexico, Europe, South Korea, Ethiopia, and Liberia. It’s been a life filled with adventure, privilege, and challenges. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

For a more personal look at my background, the events and influences that have shaped me, and who I am today, I invite you to take a few minutes to watch this video, created by my parents in 2014 as I was transitioning from Associate Pastor to Lead Pastor.