Photo - Anna Waite from Brisbane
The 2018 young writer program with Press Service International in conjunction with Christian Today has seen quite a few additional young writers.
This young writer program initiated in 2009 has developed in these past nine years, along with the international young writers, Kiwi young writers and sport writers have maintained strong numbers and intriguing articles. There are 5 weeks per Cycle and 10 Cycles in the year.
Week 1 - International young writers
Week 2-5 - Australian young writers
Kiwi young writers run their own separate schedules run similarly to the Australian model.
All in all, there are 85 young people writing 10 articles a year, one per Cycle. It is a mammoth effort to see all this undertaken with an army of volunteer young people ensuring articles get to the publishing stage.
Photo - Josiah Gray from Brisbane
Those behind the scenes
Each of those 5 weeks has a Week Coordinator whose connects to each of those young writers with their due date.
Moreover, each of those 5 weeks has a Week Editor who checks the articles and once compiled, sends them to the PSI office for a final check.
The PSI office then sends the articles with publishing dates for the following week into Christian Today who also checks them, and proceeds to publish them the following week as per the schedule.
Press Service International - the young writers
2018 Australian New Young Writers
Anna Waite - Brisbane
David Lean - Brisbane
Mayve Fischer - Brisbane
Rachel Li - Sydney
Hannah Edwards - Brisbane
Josiah Gray - Brisbane
Melissa Ramoo - Sydney
Liz Josic - Sunshine Coast
Fiona Mackenzie - Sydney
Jarred Pienaar - Sunshine Coast
Janna Mills - Rockhampton
Laura Miles - Sunshine Coast
Photo - Elizabeth Josic from the Sunshine Coast
Australian Weeks (Internationals are Week 1)
Coordinator Russell Modlin (Sunshine Coast)
Editor Rebecca Moore (Sunshine Coast)
Coordinator Tom Anderson (Ipswich),
Editor Tim Price (Gold Coast, now Minnesota)
Coordinator Bridget Brenton (Brisbane)
Editor Aira Chilcott (Canberra)
Coordinator Ashley Menelaws (Kingaroy)
Editor Amy Manners (Adelaide)
Longest serving ‘current’ young writers
Jeremy Dover - Melbourne
Wes Tronson - Brisbane
Josh Hinds - Agnes Waters
Russell Modlin - Sunshine Coast
Christopher Archibald - Sydney
Young people in the ages 18-30 are welcome to make enquiry as there are spots available - email@example.com or 0419 917 713
Photo - Mayce Fischer from Brisbane
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