Ron McKenzie worked as a farmer for six years before entering the University of Canterbury to study for an MA in Economics.After theological training he served as a Presbyterian Minister at Waikaka Valley, Southland. He is currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand and working as an Economist. He is married with three adult children.

He blogs on these topics at Blessed Economist. He comments on variety of economic and political issues from a Christian and biblical perspective.