Christina Tyson and Liz Hay at the 2014 Wellington young writer conference
NZ panellists in the Press Service International 'Kiwi young writer program' with Christian Today New Zealand has two additions.
The six panellists have a rich history determining the winners of the annual New Zealand 'Basil Sellers' writers awards. The 2017 New Zealand writer winning award is presented at the annual young writer awards on 12 August on the Sunshine Coast.
The New Zealand panellists mark the Kiwi young writers articles out of 10 points. The two new panellists are Dr Deidre Tronson and Emma Seabrook.
New Zealand Panellists
- Brian Carrell
- Liz Hay
- Christina Tyson
- Sophia Sinclair
- Deidre Tronson
- Emma Seabrook
Brain Carrell is a retired Anglican Bishop and the young writer program came to his knowledge in his capacity with oversight of the New Zealand Church Missionary Society (CMS). At that time New Zealand young writer Sophia Sinclair was the NZ CMS media / magazine editor and Brian Carrell readily put his hand up to help. He has since become a theological consultant to the young writer ministry and is regularly sent ministry questions for his brief.
Liz is a well recognised New Zealand editor including books and the spouse of Ron Hay an Anglican minister and author. Over the years Liz has been involved as the CMS editor and attended the April 2014 New Zealand young writer conference held in Wellington and then sent a very welcome report. Liz is a grand-ma and a senior writer with the Press Service International program with Christian Today.
Sophia is a foundation member of the New Zealand young writers back in 2012 when editor of CMS in Christchurch. Sophia Sinclair spoke at the April 2014 New Zealand young writers conference in Wellington and later than year at the annual Press Service International young writers conference in Tweed Heads and preached in a local church. Sophia Sinclair coordinated the 2015 and 2016 young writer conferences in Sydney, became editor of the young writers in 2015 and chief editor 2016. Sophia last year was an international panellist and with New Zealand Christian Today being established, transferred across as a New Zealand panellist. Sophia spoke at ARPA and One Day in Melbourne last year on social media and is a mum with two children, a baby and a toddler. Husband Andrew is in his final year at Sydney Missionary Bible College.
Christina Tyson speaking to Sophia Sinclair on her remarkable plenary at the Wellington conf in 2014.
Emma Seabrook is the editor of the international young writers in the Press Service International program with Christian Today. There are 18 internationals from all over the world – England, South Africa, PNG, China, Canada, USA, Mozambique, West Indies, Bali and Columbia. Emma Seabrook is also helping editing the NZ Christian media feature articles for CTNZ. Emma has a Business degree and served in mission administration, now doing a nursing degree to be more hands on.
Deidre Tronson is the sister-in-law of Press Service International's founder Mark Tronson. Dr Deidre resides on a 50 acre farm near Camden NSW, a retired university chemistry lecturer of many years and now has become the friend of many seeking her tuition and professionalism. In this case, Deidre edited many of Dr Mark Tronson's 24 books and reviewed his daily articles for some years and then has been helping the young writers since its inception in 2009. Deidre has been a panellist for many years developing professional relationships with some young writers.
Christina Tyson has been a foundation member of the New Zealand young writer panellist groups from 2013 and presented the Kiwi young writer awards in Wellington at the New Zealand young writer conference in 2014. Christina Tyson heads up the New Zealand Salvation Army media unit in Wellington, husband is Salvation Army Capt Keith Tyson (as Aussie) – their family is close to flying the coup.
Christina Tyson speaking to Sam Barrows article contribution at the Wellington conf in 2014.
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 http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html