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The Ask About My Faith Podcast

Our hope is to inspire everyday faith conversations by interviewing other Christ-followers and hearing stories of how they’re sharing their faith! We’ll have bonus episodes here and there on a variety of topics.

Abby Fabre

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Jess Smith

Our Hosts

Meet Abby and Jess

Abby Fabre and Jess Smith are sister-in-laws who were impacted by the launch of Ask About My Faith by Abby's dad, Randy & Jess's husband, Dan. They love asking questions and hearing stories about how regular people are sharing the Hope they have in Jesus!

Abby is a Realtor in her day-to-day with the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people. She loves to open her home and her table where people can have faith conversations.

Jess recently stepped back from her career as a Counselor to raise her daughters. She enjoys building relationships through fun and meaningful conversations over coffee.

Meet Our Guests

Rick Hoppe


Damon Adcock

Damon Adcock is driven by a passion to inspire, develop, and add value to others, Damon brings a wealth of experience to our discussion. With 28 years of leadership in one of the most complex organizations—the local church—Damon's insights are invaluable. Damon candidly shares stories that will resonate deeply with anyone on staff at a church or involved in full-time ministry!

Episode 64: Loud Motorcycle
Episode 65: Being a Culture Carrier

Jeannie Baron

Jeannie Baron is originally from Canada, she's a wife of 38 years and mother to 2 adult children who she homeschooled before following God's lead in a career outside the home. Since then, she's had the honor of attending hundreds of births, empowering women as a birth doula. Jeannie's also a birth doula trainer and even started a doula agency that is unapologetically faith-based.

Episode 62: The Woman Who Felt God Touch Her
Episode 63: Doula-ing Those Around You

Jenny Becker

Jen Becker is a devoted follower of Jesus, wife, and mother of two young adults and a goldendoodle, joins us to share her remarkable journey of faith and transformation. Throughout both parts, Jen's passion for sharing her faith, living out God's love, and embracing life's contrasts is evident. Get ready to be uplifted by Jen's inspiring stories of faith and transformation.

Episode 60: Faith & Transformation
Episode 61: Teen Challenge

Deana Berg

Deana Berg, the brilliant entrepreneur behind Carbon Nexus, LLC, shares her incredible journey of faith and leadership, revealing how God has guided her through career transitions and opportunities to boldly share her faith. Throughout both parts, Deana's energy, ambition, and fearlessness shine through, inspiring listeners to embrace their faith and leadership journeys with courage and confidence.

Episode 58: Throwing the Backpack
Episode 59: Prophetic Prayer Nights

Nicole Milo

Nicole Milo is a versatile leader with a deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit and a heart for community. Despite challenges raising a child with disabilities, she's become a relentless advocate, integrating her faith into every aspect of her life. From her work in advocacy and trauma-informed care to her passion for art restoration, Nicole's journey is a testament to her unwavering faith and commitment to serving others.

Episode 56: Smoothie Shop

Episode 57: Always an Advocate

Moses + Sarah Ehambe

In Part 1 of our interview, we're privileged to hear from Moses Ehambe, an esteemed Player Development Coach within the NBA, as he shares his uplifting testimony. But the inspiration doesn't end there. In Part 2, we're joined by Sarah Ehambe, who offers insights into how they instill in their children the ability to discern the voice of God and step out in faith through prophecy. Prepare to be deeply inspired by the remarkable journey and teachings of these two extraordinary individuals!

Episode 54: NBA Journey
Episode 55: Raising 7 Disciples

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart is an Art Director & Animator at a motion design studio in Vancouver, British Columbia with plans to move to the USA soon with his wife, two kiddos and two golden retrievers. He grew up in church and loving God most of his life and he's going to share how he weaves his faith into his day-to-day life.

Episode 52: Tenant / Landlord Chats
Episode 53: Faith @ Work

Dr. Pamela Pyle

Dr. Pamela Pyle is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician, a dedicated wife and mother, and a force in healthcare and ministry. In this episode, get ready to be captivated by Dr. Pyle's remarkable journey. From her pivotal role in founding the Dream Medical Center in Rwanda to her advocacy for evangelism, women’s discipleship, and end-of-life care, Dr. Pyle's life is a testament to purpose-driven living.

Episode 50: Dream Medical Center
Episode 51: Cultivating a 'Good Death'

Paul Moore

Paul Moore from Bigger Pockets is in the spotlight, sharing his personal testimony and a jaw-dropping story of miraculous healing during his college days as well as in Walmart parking lots, college campuses and within his neighborhood. Join us as Paul takes the mic and opens up about his faith journey. You'll get an intimate look into his life, experiences, and the moments that shaped his unwavering belief.

Episode 48: Miraculous Healing in College
Episode 49: Loitering at Walmart
BONUS: $2 Bill

Eric Eickhof

Eric Eickhof shares his words of wisdom and a few stories that are sure to encourage you! Eric shares his testimony of how he pushes past fear to share his faith as he feels led. His story reminds us that often when we are pressed outside of our comfort zone, it bears fruit for others.

Episode 46: Building Relationships
Episode 47: Showing Up in Crisis

Samantha Fischer

Samantha Fisher shares her incredible enthusiasm and inspiring stories with all of us. Samantha grew up going to church. She knew God was real, but she didn’t know God. After witnessing heartache and pain in those she cared about, she wasn’t even sure she liked God. But everything changed when she was 16 and encountered God in a new way.

Episode 44: Wrong Polling Place
Episode 45: Psychic on the Street

Lorenzo Dawson

 Lorenzo Dawson shares some incredible stories and inspiring ideas that will empower you to share your faith. The first time Lorenzo heard the gospel was at a Billy Graham crusade when he was 16 years old. Until then, church was irrelevant to him. However, it wasn’t the idea of religion that captured his attention; it was the idea of having a relationship with God that appealed to him. Lorenzo reminds us how important it is to approach the gospel in a way that fits your unique personality and audience.

Episode 42
Episode 43

Nicole Miller

 Nicole Miller shares her journey toward finding freedom through forgiveness and how she has learned to use her story to help others through their healing. She's going to share how she got to sit at the bedside of her father's murderer to minister to him and other family members. She'll also share stories of how she's sharing the Gospel with her daughter's counselor and while hosting vulnerable children through Together for Good.

Episode 40: The Power of Forgiveness
Episode 41: Two Little Boys

Lisabeth Rebney

Lisabeth Rebney, joins us for a lovely conversation about how God has moved in and through her life. 
God gave her a heart for the nation of Jamaica, which led to multiple ministry trips over the years. When the pandemic hit and travel became impossible, God reminded her that just because she can’t go doesn’t mean she can’t go. She started treating her neighborhood as her mission field.

Episode 38: Neighborhood Mission Field
Episode 39: Woman in a Coma

Caleb Crutchfield

Caleb Crutchfield sits down with us to discuss his work with Collaborate Good and gives some beautiful insights from the Bible that are sure to encourage you!

Episode 36: Collaborate Good
Episode 37: Sharing the Jewish Messiah

Sarah Ingram

Sarah Ingram is a mom, a business owner of Purpose Restaurant group & president of a non-profit called Give Hope MN. She's going to share inspiring stories of listening for the voice of God and following His promptings - no matter how risky! Sarah will share more about her non-profit, Give Hope!

Episode 34: The Waitress
Episode 35: Give Hope

Austin Colby

Austin Colby, shares his inspiring testimony and shows us how passionately pursuing the presence of the Lord in our daily lives can lead to God ministering to those around us through our overflow. Austin describes himself as a follower of Jesus first, a husband to his wife Jennifer second, and a parent to his ten children third. In his spare time, he owns and operates a wealth management practice in Nashville, TN.

Episode 32: Breakfast at OPH
Episode 33: Top 5 Life Moments

Michael Bushilla

Michael Bushilla shares incredible stories of prayer and transformation that will inspire you. Michael is an entrepreneur, builder, and passionate follower of Christ. He owns and operates a stunning wedding venue with his wife and hosts guests from around the country in his awe-inspiring Treehouse Airbnb. Michael’s faith seeps through every aspect of his life.
Episode 30: Power of Prayer
Episode 31: Hope Glen Farm

MaryRose Thill

Mary Rose Thill shares how she has used her “prodigal daughter” testimony to have beautiful, encouraging, and transformative faith conversations. Mary Rose Thill is a fearless creative thinker, an active doer, and an undeniable people person. She is currently launching an intergenerational leadership center at Crown College and works as a Business Marketing professor there. 

Episode 28: Her Prodigal Daughter Story
Episode 29: Post-it Notes

Ben Utecht.

Ben Utecht

Ben Utecht, speaks on how living a life of complete surrender to God has allowed him to use his incredible platform to display the love of God through every aspect of his life. If his name sounds familiar, that might be because Ben is an accomplished NFL athlete, Superbowl champion, and musician. He currently works as a ⁠Chief Culture Officer⁠. He is a prominent speaker and coach in organizational leadership and development. Please listen along to hear Ben's faith story and how God has moved throughout his career!

Episode 26: The NFL
Episode 27: Trainer

Ben Peterson.

Ben Peterson

Ben Peterson shares incredible stories of faith, discipleship, and redemption.  Ben is a husband, father, and combat veteran who served in Iraq for two years, in 2008 and 2009. Nowadays, Ben trains soldiers in the 101st airborne and ministers to soldiers through Engage Your Destiny, a ministry he founded in 2016, and through which he has led over 6000 soldiers to Christ. 🇺🇸 This conversation is worth sharing!

Episode 24: So. Many. Redemption. Stories!
Episode 25: The Flight Attendant

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Jamie Lyn Wallnau

Jaime Lyn Wallnau has blessed us with incredible stories and inspiring revelations. She loves Jesus, her husband Lance and their golden doodle Remi! Jamie Lyn is the author of Holy Revolution and the founder of The Set Apart Women podcast and ministry. You're going to enjoy listening to Jamie Lyn share!

Episode 22: The Comic Con* Conference
Episode 23: Inviting People to Her Table

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Anna Kokesh

Anna Kokesh joins us for a truly inspiring and uplifting conversation about healing, evangelism, and hope. Anna is a married mother of five, currently in her fourth year of medical school and working at a family-run Spanish emergent childcare center. Her strong call to seek healing has led her to the healthcare industry, where she sees God work time and time again. 

Episode 20: Living a 'No Fear, No Worry' Lifestyle
Episode 21: Losing Her Son

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Elise Gaspar

Elise Gaspar  is currently a sophomore in high school, living in Dallas, Texas, with her parents and two brothers. At a young age, she felt the call to ministry and doesn’t seem shy about her faith among her peers.  Elise Gaspar shares with us her teenage perspective and experience sharing her faith with her peers! 

Episode 19: Sharing at the Lunch Table

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Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson is the President of Inspiration Point Camp & Retreat Center. Greg speaks around the country at churches, camps, and conferences on the topics of leadership and ministry to children, youth, and families. His interview is full of honest & inspiring stories of sharing his faith!

Episode 17: City Council
Episode 18: Duck Hunting

Brian Ingram.

Brian Ingram

Brian Ingram is the Founder & Owner of Purpose Restaurants, a growing group of restaurants in the Twin Cities, including Hope Breakfast Bar, The Apostle Supper Club, and The Gnome. Brian shares his stories of loving people well and living out his faith boldly. Brian and his wife Sarah have one son and live in St. Paul.

Episode 16: Living Faith Boldly
Episode 15: Hope Breakfast

Matt Brown.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown is an evangelist, author of Truth Plus Love, host of Think Eternity with Matt Brown, and founder of Think Eternity — a ministry sharing powerful faith content through podcasts, blogs, videos, outreaches and more.
Matt and his wife Michelle have four children and live near the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Episode 14: The Impact of Social Media

Episode 13: Mardi Gras

Scott Pyle.

Scott Pyle

Scott Pyle is a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CFO of Pyle Financial Services. Scott and his wife have invested in their communities and abroad. Together they helped build the Dream Medical Center, one of Rwanda’s biggest and most well-respected medical centers. Scott shares stories of sharing his faith through work and hobbies.

Episode 12: Hunting Buddy

Episode 11: Near Death Experience

Trisha Aumnn.

Trisha Aumnn

Trisha Aumann is an entrepreneur and Owner of Farm and Thread, a clothing and decor boutique located in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Trisha desires for her business to be used by the Holy Spirit but didn’t know how quickly it would happen and how simple it would be. Listen as she shares her beautiful and inspiring stories of how she’s been able to share God’s love in the most natural ways.
Episode 10: College Psych Class
Episode 9: Boutique Client

Lo Miller.

Lo Miller

Lo Miller is a pediatric home care nurse. As a home care nurse, she steps into some of the most intimate moments of her patients’ lives and is a light in their dark times. She shares stories about calling out the God-given talents and identities in her patients and talks about how she paused to spend time with a woman experiencing homelessness.

Episode 8: Calling Our Identity in her Patients

Jim Wilson.

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson is a lifelong Christian who has been working as an accountant at an investment firm for twenty-five years. Ten years ago, God used a meditation by Tim Keller to flip a switch in Jim's heart. He realized that God's love is the key to the freedom we all need. So, with a servant's heart, he remains ready to be God's vessel.

Episode 7: Sharing Faith at Work

Matt Roussin.

Matt Roussin

Matt Roussin is a creative entrepreneur and is known as an adventurer that takes his faith with him on the road. Matt shares stories of praying for people at work and on a road trip across the United States. The Bible passage in 2 Peter 1:5-7 inspired him to start his business and dedicate the first week of entrepreneurship to the Lord.
Episode 6: Roadtrip with God

Morgan Whitney.

Morgan Whitney

Morgan Whitney is truly an everyday believer who listens to the Lord’s voice and follows His instructions. Whether she listens intently about which cooperative to go to or the best trick-or-treating house in the neighborhood, Morgan leans in and listens. She shares her story about learning to listen to and obey God’s voice throughout her daily life.

Episode 5: The Neighborhood Kids

Rebecca Ribnick.

Rebecca Ribnick

Rebecca Ribnick is a pastor, speaker, and author of HOPE: A Practical Guide for Praying for Healing and Speaking Spirit to Spirit. Conversations with Rebecca are always filled with inspiration and laughter. During this episode, Rebecca shares her intentionality with her daily outings and seeing people who need healing.
Episode 4: Healing the Sick

Roger Lane.

Roger Lane

Roger Lane was a respected pastor, leader, fundraiser, mentor, and coach to countless people throughout his years on earth. Although he was told he had five months to live with an aggressive cancer diagnosis, he met Jesus just three weeks after our recording. Listen to Roger as he shares his story and love for Jesus.

Episode 3: Knocking on Doors

Carissa Krey.

Carissa Krey

Carissa Krey, along with her husband Ben, is the Founder of a street evangelism ministry called Firedrop Movement. After the City of Minneapolis’ unrest in 2020, Carissa and Ben felt the calling to start this incredible ministry. Carissa shares inspiring stories of how she reached out to strangers in the Twin Cities area and how she is building relationships with them.

Episode 2: A New Friend at Aldi

Justin Gaspar.

Justin Gaspar

Justin Gaspar is a husband, father, and Outreach Minister at Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. Justin deeply loves God and loves people. Listen to Justin as he talks about incorporating his faith into his daily interactions with others.

Episode 1: Drive Thru Attendant