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Erik Tryggestad

Erik Tryggestad

President and CEO

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 President and CEO in June 2019. He had previously served as editor-in-chief of the Chronicle from December 2013 to May 2019.

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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