Assistant Managing Editor
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- Rebuilding the heartland: Churches and ministries collect funds, coordinate cleanup
- 'God put his hand on us'
- 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
Recent Blog Posts
- Georgia church finds blessings in week of good works
- Pat's right, Tim Tebow to speak at Agape fundraiser
- Recovering from a lesser-known disaster, Oklahoma church moves to 'phase two'
- Colorado church feeds evacuees, members lose home to Black Forest fire (Updated)
- Christian teacher who shielded students during tornado yells 'Start your engines!' at IndyCar race
- Paul Ghee, missionary to the Navajo, dies at 60
- 'God has blessed this team,' says coach after Faulkner wins first-ever NAIA World Series championship
- Harding School of Theology names Jim Martin vice president
- Worship leaders 'Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good' in Brazil
- 'God can use some crazy situations to his glory' Oklahoma tornado survivor tells youth group
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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.