Spirit of the Mountains
Ron began a life-long love affair with the mountains when he was a student at Otago University. He was a secondary school English teacher for a number of years before entering the Anglican ministry. He was vicar of Temuka, then Sumner-Redcliffs in Christchurch before retiring to major on writing. His first book, Finding the Forgotten God, won the Ashton Wylie book award in 2015. He and his wife, Liz, live at Castle Hill and they have three children and seven grandchildren.