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Events Committee

In concert with its mission to serve as the bedrock of Armenian Christian religion and culture in southwest Florida, St. Hagop sponsors a range of events held in our church hall and, occasionally, elsewhere. These events have included lectures by scholars of Armenian religion and history, music performances, dinner dances, and viewings of Armenian culture documentaries. Less esoteric events have included talent shows, Armenian specialty cooking contests, and a number of performances by our youth. The events committee reports to the Parish Council, plans an events schedule, and tends to details inclusive of budgeting, catering, and event hosting. Contact any member below for more information.

Rita Keshishian

Rita was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and immigrated to the United States at the age of two.  Raised on Long Island, New York, Rita attended The Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, New York.  Rita is married to Ara Keshishian and has two grown children, and two granddaughters. Originally a snow bird to…

Mallory Maslar

Mallory has been a member of St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas Park since she was a little girl serving on the altar and attending Sunday School. She helped establish the ACYOA chapter at St. Hagop and since then has served as its Chairman and Vice Chairman. She has also attended leadership conferences, chapter workshops…

Jean Shahnasarian

Jean Shahnasarian, CPA:  Jean has been living in Tampa since 1986.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Purdue University, furthered her education at Florida State University, and then obtained a CPA license.  Her work career began with Arthur Andersen & Co in Chicago.  Jean then worked with a regional accounting firm in Tallahassee,…