Paul Prather, Herald-Leader contributing columnist and pastor of Bethesda Church in Montgomery County will speak at the i know expo on April 12.

Prather spent five year as the caregiver for his late wife, Renee, who died in 2005 of cancer.

From 1988-1997 Prather was a staff writer at The Herald-Leader, covering the religion beat. His journalism and short fiction has won him honors from the Kentucky Press Association, the Kentucky Arts Council, the Religion Writers Association and the Kentucky Writers Coalition.

His fiction has appeared in New Stories in the South and Best of the South, Vol. II.

Paul lives in Mt. Sterling with his wife Liz and he spends as much time as possible with his grandchild.

The i know expo is thrilled to welcome Paul for a second year.