Assistant Managing Editor
- A convicted church
- Goodbye Mosha: In Malaysia, church remembers dedicated ‘hero in the faith’
- A gospel of goats
- First pope from Global South generates discussion of dogma vs. social outreach
- Eternal Threads founder earns accolade for giving 'the right kind of help'
- 'I want to be found furious'
- Korea forum discusses next generation of church leaders
- Korea: Land of the mourning calm
- Go into all the world, with respect
- Jamaican gospel meeting is no day at the beach
Recent Blog Posts
- Photos: Churches of Christ in Oklahoma begin long task of tornado relief work
- Oklahoma tornado relief: How to help (Updated)
- Video: 'The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away' says Oklahoma tornado survivor (Updated)
- Churches of Christ in Oklahoma house victims, prepare for relief work after tornado kills 24 (Updated)
- Churches of Christ in Oklahoma assess damage, brace for another round of severe weather (Updated)
- Paul Subhan, leader of 'Gospel for Muslims' ministry in India, dies at 75
- Video: Christian youths in Madagascar sing, rap and plead for their friend's life
- Billie Sol Estes, 'notorious' Texas financier and church member, dies at 88
- Road notes: Geckos and pythons and bees — oh my! (And don't forget the Cebu)
- Mother's Day without Mom: Despite grief, reporter finds '10,000 Reasons' to praise
Member, Associated Church Press
Member, Professional chapter, Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists
Erik Tryggestad joined the staff of the Chronicle in 2001 after working as a writer and assistant civic editor for the Savannah, Ga., Morning News. He is the Chronicle's assistant managing editor, covering international news and features. During his time with the Chronicle, Tryggestad has filed stories from more than 30 countries.
Born near Washington, D.C., he grew up in Macon, Ga., and graduated from Lipscomb University, 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, Ga., Daily News. He was an active member of the Georgia Christian Student Center and remains a die-hard fan of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Tryggestad met his wife, Jeanie, in Oklahoma. Dr. Jeanie Tryggestad is a fellow in pediatric endocrinology at the Children's Hospital of Oklahoma. They are active members of the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Their daughter, Maggie, was born in 2008.
One of his most treasured possessions is a pair of sneakers that walked on the soil of four continents — North America, South America, Europe and Africa — within one calendar year. The shoes, now mostly brown, are enshrined in his closet, much to his wife's chagrin.