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Parish Council

The parish council is composed of members elected by St. Hagop’s parishioners; they serve two-year terms, with a maximum of six consecutive years, and participate in the church’s governance. Parish council members attend monthly meetings and – both during and between meetings – tend to governance issues confronting the church. A nominating committee, elected by the congregation, presents a slate of parish council candidates to the congregation at St. Hagop’s annual meeting every February; the congregation votes to elect its parish council members. Also, parish council members serve as greeters during church services, and manage plate collections on Sundays. Contact any member below for more information.

Louise Yardumian

Louise (Sarkisian) Yardumian is a native of Detroit, Michigan graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music. She started playing the organ at St. John Armenian Church at the age of 13, continuing for 14 years as church organist until moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 1974. Louise…

David Kazarian

David Kazarian is originally from Connecticut and has lived in Florida with his wife Nancy since 1989. He’s been a member of St. Hagop for over seven years, becoming more active in the church after a pilgrimage to Armenia.  He then served three terms on parish council from 2009-2014 mainly as vice chairman.  David graduated…

Grace Austin

Grace has served on nominating committee for one term and is currently serving in her second year on auditing committee. She is chairing the gala banquet for our 2017 Diocesan Assembly. Grace is originally from Gainesville, FL.  She has lived in the Tampa/St Petersburg area for more than 25 years.  She is a graduate of…

Haley Hovhanessian

Hayley is originally from Farmington, Connecticut.  She has been in Tampa and involved with St. Hagop for five years. She is in her second term on parish council and has acted as the ACYOA Juniors Chair.  Prior to living in Tampa, Hayley attended the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection in New Britain, CT.  Hayley…

Andy Anusbigian

Andy has served two previous terms on parish council, has chaired our Armenian Bazaar and has supported St. Hagop Church in many ways. Born May 21st, 1956 and raised in the Detroit area, Andrew is the youngest of 3 children. His family moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1992, where he established a successful wholesale…

Nazley Wilson

Nazley Beducian Wilson: Nazley is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. She attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where she was a student-athlete playing softball and graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration with minors in Economics and Finance. Nazley is a Certified Financial Planner™ in Tampa. She volunteers in the community through The Junior…

Haig Yaghoobian

Haig Yaghoobian, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, is a musician by avocation and an accomplished recital pianist.  He has been a regular performer at chamber music venues throughout the US and Europe for more than fifty years. Haig has been an active contributor to non-profit cultural, religious, and civic organizations, including service as Executive Director of…