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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.

Michael Shahnasarian

Mike has served two terms on parish council and as parish council chairman for two years. He has been a leader in the construction of our church hall, in overseeing hall rental and staffing, and has led the St. Hagop pledge stewardship initiative. He earned a doctorate in psychology and, along with a license 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…

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…

Haley Hovhanessian

Hayley is originally from Farmington, Connecticut.  She has been in Tampa and involved with St. Hagop for three years and has acted as the ACYOA Juniors Chair for the past year.  Prior to living in Tampa, Hayley attended the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection in New Britain, CT.  Hayley has a Bachelor’s Degree from…

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…

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…

Eileen Barsamian Jennings

Eileen has served one term on parish council and has been a part of the St. Hagop community for the nearly 14 years she has lived in St. Petersburg with her husband, Ed.  During those years, Eileen has been Assembly Chairman, she took part in the Forward in Faith Building Campaign, and is a Godmother of…