Armenian Church

The Parish Council is our governing body, elected by parish members to guide the parish in its spiritual, educational and financial endeavors, in cooperation with the Pastor. Each Parish Council member is expected to serve in the spirit of that responsibility.

The Parish Council is in active communication with the parishioners and organization chairs, and is not an elite hierarchical body. As elected officials, Parish Council members are the collective representative voice of the faithful as a community.

Parish Council members lead by example, by striving to be upholding church members and models to the rest of the congregation. They take personal interest in all activities by furthering education, communication and youth activities, helping those in need, the unfortunate and the sick, while delegating responsibilities. The Parish Council works collaboratively with the Parish Priest, who is responsible for the parish as a whole, acting as president of the The Parish Council.

St. Mary Current Parish Council Members


Rev. Fr. Hovsep Karapetyan, President


Ohannes Sivaslian, Chairman


Dr. Ara Avedisian, Vice Chairman


Eric Ashbahian, Recorder Secretary


Mark Krikorian, Assistant Secretary


Jack Guiragossian, Treasurer


Bagrat Bayburtian, Vice Treasurer


Zakar Shahverdian, Adviser


Ara Stepanian, Adviser


Artur Sivaslian, Adviser

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