Well-Being Australia as a ministry was established in March 2000 when Heads of Churches released Dr Mark and Delma Tronson from their 18 years of founding the Sports and Leisure Ministry.
He retained the Australian cricket team chaplaincy and the athlete respite facility and ministry in Moruya - while they set to recuperate from those heady years of developing 150 sport chaplaincy appointments across Australia.
We — Mark and Delma Tronson — were exhausted — we were free to establish fresh ministries after a recuperative period. Their charge was not to build another ministry empire, rather to have five good people around us to support us, and engage as many volunteers as required. This model has worked well in administration and faith-funded financially all these years since.
This short video looks at what happened in those initial years to 2007 — it recounts the ministries before the young writer ministry commenced in 2008. Yes, there was life before the young writer ministry with Christian Today.
Well Being Australia video
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