Scripture Untangled

Season 4: Episode 8 | Mayor Dan Carter | Optimism and Light Amidst the Darkness

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Mayor Dan Carter | Guest

Mayor of Oshawa

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Joanna la Fleur | Interviewer

Speaker, podcaster, TV host, and communications consultant

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Watch Mayor Dan Carter being interviewed by Joanna la Fleur. Dan shares his amazing personal story, his favourite passages of Scripture, his love for serving the community, and how God has helped him throughout his life. Please note: this episode covers topics such as addiction, mental health, sexual abuse, and suicide, so it may not be suitable for all audiences.

Mayor Dan Carter

Elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, Mayor Dan Carter is serving his second term as Mayor of Oshawa. However, you wouldn’t expect this based on the way his story started out – from the death of his mother when he was an infant to a series of painful childhood events that led to a life of addiction and living on the streets, he was near death before he got clean and sober, finding faith in God along the way.

Mayor Carter takes his role as Mayor of Oshawa to heart and feels blessed that he has been given a second term to serve and help people in his community. He is committed to leading in a way that will bring out the best in all of us and be the light that brings hope, optimism, and pride to this great city.

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The Message Bible (version that Mayor Carter mentions during his interview)

Joanna la Fleur

Joanna la Fleur is a speaker, podcaster, TV host, and communications consultant. With a Business Communications degree and a Masters in Theological Studies, she has been helping the Church communicate the best news in the world for over 15 years.

You can catch her interviews with Christian creatives and communicators on the Word Made Digital Podcast, communications training on the Word Made Digital Tutorials and her Bible teaching on the national TV show, See Hear Love.

She acts as an advisor to the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College and is newly appointed to the Board of Governors at Tyndale University.

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