Daniel and Danielle Stott former young writers and now Panellists
The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today has enjoyed many young writers who have excelled with the Basil Sellers Award and given many years of their time to this program, now serving elsewhere.
Major awardees and now serving elsewhere
Paul Lewis - West Indies - Basil Sellers Award 2015
Genevieve Wilson - Canada – Basil Sellers 2015 (Joint)
Andrew Sinclair - Sydney CMCI - Basil Sellers 2016
Alison Barkley – Basil Sellers Award 2013
Danielle Stott - Basil Sellers Award 2014
Belinda Croft - Basil Sellers Award 2015
Tim Everton - Basil Sellers Award 2016
Daniel Jang - Basil Sellers Award -2013
Casey Murray - Basil Sellers 2014
Sophia Sinclair - Basil Sellers 2015
Jeremy Suisted - Basil Sellers 2015
Matt Browning - Basil Sellers 2016
Kara Greening - Basil Sellers 2016
Tim Wilson wrote for 6 years
Long serving young writers now moved on
Many have been young writers for four or more years with huge readership and now serving elsewhere
Four years or more
Dan Peterson - USA - 4 years
Tim Wilson - Canada - 6 years
Alison Barkley - 5 years
David Luschwitz - 4 years
Daniel Mathew - 4 years plus 3 years Hillsong Music
Grace Mathew - 4 years pus 3 years Hillsong Conf
Tim Robertson - 4 years
Belinda Croft - 7 years
Laura Veloso - 7 years
Charley Cox - 5 years
Tim Everton - 4 years
Nathanael Yates - 8 years
Blaine Packer - 4 years
Wesley Tronson 9 years and still writing sport
Kiwi young writers - 4 years or more, now serving elsewhere
Brad Mills - 6 years
Tash McGill - 6 years
Sam Burrows - 4 years
Jeremy Suisted - 4 years
Sophia Sinclair - 6 years
Matthew Joils - 4 years
Brad Mills wrote for 6 years
To list those who are serving elsewhere and have written as young writers for three years would require several pages.
Others have not left the young writer program but serving in other areas as Panellists, Coordinators and Editors along with a range of other ministry roles with the young writer program.
Some continue to write -
sport writers Jeremy Dover, Josh Hinds and Wes Tronson are in their 9th year.
Some have morphed into senior writers such as Russell Modlin now in his 8th year. Christopher Archibald has been writing for 8 years.
Clarissa Yates, Bridget Brenton, Rebecca Moore, Genevieve Wilson and Meenal Chandra 7 years.
Thomas Devenish, Sam Manchester and Zach Radloff 6 years.
Stephen and Sarah Urmston and Jo Fuller for 5 years.
Oodles more have written for 4 years and continuing.
My calculator did a fizzer when I tried to add up all these years together !
This young writer mentoring program is aimed at providing young people a 'voice' into the market place of ideas through Christian Today. To enquire please connect
email@example.com 0419 917 713
Christopher Archibald still going - 8 years
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 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 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html