About

Sandra loves to share her faith with others by speaking, writing, and personal ministry. She continues caring for the less fortunate through ministry to women, the elderly, and especially widows. Sandra studied at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, and graduated with a BA in Liberal Studies.
In 2019 Sandra began a new ministry, Widow’s Purse, compassionately caring for widows with financial assistance and one on one peer counseling. She was born Sandra O’Malley to an Irish Catholic family in Niles, Ohio. Seeking adventure at 19, she moved to Houston, Texas to find a job in the business world. She met Jack Cochrun there and he swept her off her feet in a short period of time and they married at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Houston on May 8th, 1963. Sandra is mother to three sons, Lenny, Jim and Kevin, a grandmother and great grandmother. Lenny and Jim ( wife Kate) reside in the Austin, Texas, area and Kevin lives in Niles, Ohio, with his wife Christine. The Cochrun family traveled the USA sharing the gospel, and founded Faith Christian Center in Niles, Ohio in 1980 and the Storehouse Food Mission in Pflugerville, Texas from 2003 to 2017. Jack passed away in August, 2018. Please contact at: sandracochrun@widowspurse.com