After more than three million miles of global travel and having spoken to hundreds of thousands face-to-face and multiple millions via radio and television, Winkie has wide experience in motivating leaders, ministers, educators and young people. Winkie is a mavin: a researcher and public communicator with the ability to take existing ideas, break them down to simpler forms and make them practical and freely available to others. His technical background in organic research chemistry and lifelong involvement with musicians and in the arts, has helped him analyze the bottom line of many key areas as diverse as popular youth culture, music, movies, classic and modern revival history, and emerging communication and information technology. Leadership training for youth workers in Europe, North America, and the Pacific made him an advisor and consultant to church, civic, educational, government and social welfare leaders on the needs and problems of modern teenagers. A featured speaker and guest on both radio and television talk shows in New Zealand, England, Canada, and the United States, his wealth of knowledge combined with a keen sense of humor has made him a favorite among adults and youth alike. Winkie has authored more than 15+ published books. He helped helm the groundbreaking international Revival Study Bible, with over a hundred contributors from many streams of the church. His audio and video lectures carried by many effective Christian youth ministries helped train hundreds of thousands around the globe. He and his son, William's, innovative youth training work, The Daniel Files, along with many other resources, are available on-line in digital format. A featured speaker at major conferences, conventions, festivals and other gatherings, his scholarship on fire approach has impacted multitudes around the globe,and resulted in the creation or formation of new works to effectively reach, encourage and train young people. He, his wife, Faeona, and son, William, are New Zealanders, and maintain a permanent residence in Auckland, New Zealand.