Anneliese Farrer, Peter Brookshaw, Mark Tronson and John Lemmon - the Melbourne breakfast for 'One Day in Melbourne' 2018
Last weekend saw a mammoth development for the annual 'One Day in Melbourne' seminars for the unsung Australian Christian media - mission publication editors, small Christian publications, Social Media mavens, congregation publication editors, writers, editors …..
Initiated in 2016 with such personnel attending, and the 2018 One Day in Melbourne scheduled for Saturday 19 May - will see Dr Mark Tronson who set it in motion with Rev Bob Thomas the editor of New Life – passing the planning to his Melbourne Press Service International young writers.
David Goodwin the editor of Warcry (Salvation Army) along with being a sport and comment writer for the PSI young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today - collected Mark and Delma Tronson from Melbourne airport on Friday as David was unavailable for the Saturday morning breakfast meeting.
David Goodwin, a geek, and a speaker at the last two One Day in Melbourne's, was given a USB stick with the names and emails of the mission mailing list - as with three others are planning and running One Day in Melbourne for 2019.
Saturday morning breakfast saw Peter Brookshaw (2017 Basil Sellers Young Writers Consistency Award - 2nd place), Anneliese Farrer (Melbourne young writer, Uni student) and John Lemmon a senior writer who presented a Blogging workshop at the 2017 One Day in Melbourne met with Mark Tronson.
David, Peter, Anneliese and John are taking the handle of One Day in Melbourne as from the conclusion of the 2018 'day' and start planning for 2019. They will have their first meeting at the lunch break. Anneliese will be the Email guru.
This is a fresh generation taking leadership in a national ministry with a focus on the unsung Australian Christian mission society editors and smaller Christian media, Social Media mavens, writers and editors.
To enquire for 19 May 2018 'One Day in Melbourne' - firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 917 713 - then the new team takes over !
David Goodwin at the 2017 young writer's conference on the Sunshine Coast – David won the Sport Writers Award as he did in 2015.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children