Ron Hauenstein is credited as the founder of the Spokane Fatherhood Initiative.
His passion for the fatherless was birthed in his experience as a volunteer since 2008 at the Union Gospel Mission’s Crisis Shelter for Women and Children. As Ron ministered to moms and kids, he witnessed the family devastation that comes from fatherlessness.
He began to accumulate a library of books and articles and research papers about fatherlessness and visited fatherhood programs in other communities. Through prayer and conversations, he eventually drew together a group of individuals who became a working committee that led to the formation of SpoFI.
Ron is a semi-retired life insurance agent. He was raised in Reardan, WA and began his life insurance career in Fairbanks, Alaska. He and his wife Becky have two grown children. Ron and Becky attend Victory Faith Fellowship in the Spokane Valley and have lived in Spokane since 1993.