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Erik Tryggestad

Editor

Erik Tryggestad joined the staff of The Christian Chronicle in 2001 after working as a writer and assistant editor for the Savannah Morning News in Georgia. His favorite part of working for the Chronicle is covering international news. He’s a regular participant in mission trips abroad and has filed stories for the Chronicle from more than 65 nations. He became the Chronicle’s editor in December 2013.

Born in Falls Church, Va., he grew up in Macon, Ga., at the Southside Church of Christ (now Thomaston Road Church of Christ) and graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., in 1996. He earned a master’s in journalism from the University of Georgia in 1999 and was a reporter for the Athens Daily News. He was an active member of the Georgia Christian Student Center at the Campus View Church of Christ and remains a die-hard fan of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Tryggestad is a deacon of the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, where he met his wife, Jeanie. Dr. Jeanie Tryggestad is a pediatric endocrinologist and attending physician for the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. She’s also a frequent teacher of Bible classes for children. The Tryggestads have two daughters.


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