Randy Dennis Funk was born in Logan, Utah, on August 1, 1952. He married Andrea Clyde in May 1976. They are the parents of six children.He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Utah State University in 1976. He then received a juris doctor degree from the University of Utah Law School in 1979.He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in Indonesia, bishop, high councilor, stake president, and Area Seventy. He served on the board of directors of several community organizations.
At the time of his call, he was serving as the president of the India Bengaluru Mission. He served as the Asia Area President and as a Counselor in the Utah Area Presidency. He served in the Middle East/Africa North Area Presidency, on the Area Committee, and as an Assistant Executive Director in the Priesthood and Family Department. He was the editor of Church magazines. Elder Funk was released and granted emeritus status on October 1, 2022.
Prior to his call to full-time Church service, he was an attorney and partner in the law firm Sherman & Howard in Denver, Colorado.