The 2020 Press Service International young writer’s conference is being held on the Gold Coast on Saturday 12 September with one of the key note speakers is young writer Joseph Kolapudi.
Plenary - ministry out side the cloisters of the church - ie in the community. Joseph is a stalwart at the India-Australia Association and won many awards.
Joseph Kolapudi’s responsibilities
I currently work with ReachAcross, an international mission agency to reach Muslims, especially focusing on youth, as the Brisbane Manager. This is my current, full-time role.
Additionally, I also serve as the PR and Content Manager for Business as Mission (BAM Global), which is part of the Lausanne Movement for World Evangelisation. I assist with content creation and social media promotion.
I also am the Multicultural Ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (MHFA). Through this role, I also assist with representing the South Asian community in regards to mental health challenges and assistance.
Currently, I am on the State Youth Council for Multicultural Youth Queensland (MyQ), which is one of the peak bodies for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. I assist with events and cultural activities.
I am on the board of Australian Refugee and Migrant Care Services (ARMCare), a Christian charity that provides support and care services to refugee and migrant communities. I provide governance and assistance for the organisation.
And a creative collaborator with the SAARI Collective, which is a South Asian Australia media platform.
We'll meet his bride at the conference, Joseph was married last year in India.
Qld is open to many
Venue - Living Temple Christian Church - (Tugun Baptist)
24 Toolona St, TUGUN Qld 4220
(north end of Gold Coast Airport)
Who can still visit Qld? - News.com
Provided they haven’t been to a virus hotspot (Victoria or Greater Sydney) in the preceding 14 days, other travellers from NSW can still enter Queensland, as well as residents of Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
The Greater Sydney hotspot zone does not include the nearby Hunter or Wollongong areas.
All people entering Queensland need to fill out a border declaration pass.
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 http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html