The Ralph Moore Podcast


Interview: Ethan Fernhaber -- President, Multiply Indiana

Season 50258

Ethan grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he cut meat, earned a degree, worked for a bank, and met his wife, Stephanie.

Ethan and Stephanie have three children. Ethan is the president of Renewing Management a firm that has been restoring hope by transforming communities for 16 years. Ethan found Christ later in life and feels compelled to live out his faith in community with others.

Ethan serves on the Operations Team at Mercy Road, Panhurst Farms Foundation, Nexus, Renewing Communities, and Multiply Indiana.

Multiply Indiana is a church planting "machine," dedicated to bringing one million people in the state to Christ by 2030. They welcome church planters, offer coaching, emotional and even financial support to church planting efforts. You might want to join them at

For more on disciplemaking and church multiplication from Ralph Moore, including blog, books and free sermon library go visit

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