Ronald James Mahler was born on Cape Breton Island, N.S. on Thursday February 9th 1967 (in a raging snowstorm by the way). His many interests throughout his young life included being an astronaut, fireman, and even an oil man! Taking marketing and graphic design after high school he became a commercial artist and worked at various advertising outlets until 1994.
has been following Jesus Christ as his Saviour, since he was 24, and entered the ministry as a Bible College graduate and youth intern, in 1996. Ron is passionate about relationally impacting and reaching those who are spiritually distant (or lost) from Christ.
was born to draw, as if he “came out of the crate” with a pencil in hand! He has printed several of his works, some of which were exhibited in the Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton, ON.
is talented in the area of music, can carry a decent tune, and plays two instruments (one shouldn’t be surprised, then, to hear that he is also a distant relative of the classical composer Gustav Mahler!)
is a great sports fan as well and religiously follows and cheers for his beloved New England Patriots.
has two, teenaged children and loves them to pieces!
currently works as a Chaplain at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, ON. and is always open to ministering for God in any capacity. He loves to read widely, learn new things about people, history, and life in general.
is an award-winning author; his third book entitled Radical Apprentices won Word Alive Press’s Free Publishing Contest for non-fiction entries in July 2015; a fourth book entitled The Banquet (based on the Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14), which won both The Best New Canadian Manuscript Award (sponsored by Castle Quay Books) in June of 2017 as well as the Biblical Studies Award in June 2019 (sponsored by Tyndale College and Seminary), was released December 2018.
also writes articles for Koinonia Publication as well as Publishous on Medium.com. You can access some of his Medium posts from this website.
NOTE: A potential fifth book entitled A Secret Rendezvous has been in the works for a while. Stay tuned for more information.