Former Effingham Herald editor Charles Cochran graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary on May 20 with a Master of Divinity degree.
Cochran will be ordained as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 3 p.m. on July 15 at Guyton Christian Church. He plans to serve as pastor of a Disciples church in Georgia or South Carolina.
Cochran’s background in print journalism includes nine years as a reporter and editor for the Savannah Morning News and almost five years as editor of the Effingham Herald. While he was at the Herald, the newspaper placed in General Excellence in the Georgia Press Association’s annual contest on four occasions, including a first-place in 1991.
Cochran, 47, lives in Guyton with his wife, Julia. His stepdaughter, Frances Ross, is a paralegal in Sylvania attorney Evelyn Hubbard’s law office. He is the son of Minnie Lee Ineman of Sylvania and the late Sam L. Cochran Jr. of Sylvania.