Trustee and alumnus Randy Lehman ’82 and his wife, Deb, support Bethel College because they want to see its significance multiplied for generations to come.
Lehman knows firsthand what a difference a Bethel education can make. Though he came to study accounting and play basketball, an injury his freshman year left him unable to continue in the Bethel basketball program. His coach, Homer Drew, encouraged him to get involved elsewhere on campus. Lehman did.
He joined student government, participated as a member of a Bethel College men’s traveling quartet and Rotoract (part of the business department). He eventually landed an internship in wealth management with Northwestern Mutual, which would impact his career path and life.
Lehman is a business owner and wealth management advisor associated with Northwestern Mutual, a position he’s held in Fort Wayne, Ind., for 34 years. In that time, he’s focused on helping others, striving toward significance over success.
“The world’s view of success is fleeting and temporary. I learned the importance of significance … [focusing on] others … how to help others. It’s more of an outward expression. That’s what we do in my business,” he says. “I’m very thankful for the difference we’ve made in peoples’ lives.”