/Local pastor and writer finalist for national contest

Local pastor and writer finalist for national contest

Ron Mahler a pastor author and eightyear resident of Minden has been shortlisted by the Word Guild (a national association of Canadian writers) in the Best New Canadian Manuscript Contest sponsored by Castle Quay Books. The manuscript is entitled The Banquet and is a modern application of the Parable of the Great Banquet in the New Testament.

Mahler who possesses 20 years of pastoral ministry experience along with his family moved to the Highlands in 2003. In 2007 he spearheaded the planting of Highland Lakes Community Church in Minden which he pastored until 2014. Mahler has been active in the community over the time he has lived here and with the help of various members from the church implemented a free community outreach meal in Minden called The Bread For Life Diner.

Mahler is the author of three books; most notably his third book Radical Apprentices (based on the birth and expansion of the early Church) won a publishing contest in 2015 for best non-fiction book with Word Alive Press. At present Mahler continues to write keep an itinerant speaking schedule at churches and other events all while working as a part-time chaplain at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

Canada’s best writers who speak into Canadian culture with a Christian worldview will be honoured and celebrated at The Word Awards on the evening of Friday June 23 in Mississauga. If you see Ron around town take some time to let him know you’re pulling for him! To check out reviews of Mahler’s books go to: www.myfanaticalbook.wordpress.com