The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 64-Hiking Through with Adventurer/Author Paul Stutzman from Berlin, Ohio

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 64, I had the pleasure of talking with Adventurer/Author Paul Stutzman.  Paul has had an incredibly interesting journey that has led him on his current path.

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Here are the talking points of our conversation:

  • what it was like growing up as a Conservation Mennonite, how he felt as a child/teen vs. how he felt as an adult
  • the number #1 tourist destination in Ohio
  • the role of faith in his life
  • how he met his wife and how he raised his family
  • the tragic event of his wife’s passing, the life lesson he learned, and his motivation for hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • how God directed him to write the book Hiking Through, and the impact his work has had on others
  • the adventures he has had after the through hike and the books he has written, including his travels in Israel and Spain
  • what legacy does he want to leave behind
  • what’s his next big adventure
  • You can learn more about Paul and connect with him at his website
  • memorable quote “Enjoy the journey, don’t wait for the destination”
  • Previous Outstanding Ohioans episode mentioned:  Episode 9 about Lehman’s Hardware


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