MEET OUR STAFF
Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian
Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian, baptismal name Mosis, was born in Syria in 1995. He was ordained into the priesthood in June and given the clerical name Ashod. He served as staff-bearer to His Holiness, assistant to the Dean of the Seminary and teacher, and Director of the Catholicosate’s “Cilicia” Museum.
Nazik Arisian has been the Administrator of the church since April of 2002. Nazik is a graduate of Fresno State with a Degree in business and a Masters in Public Administration. Nazik’s administrative duties include the day-to-day handling of church business and managing the church facilties. You may reach Nazik at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nareg Apkarian is currently attending CSU Fresno studying Business Information Systems. Nareg is responsible for handling administrastive tasks within the work place, including working on assignments such as the weekly Sunday Pamphlet, our Weekly Online Voice, as well as assisting with the monthly Voice. Other tasks include working on the church website and other technological aspects in the office.
Lisa Der Simonian has been the Church book keeper for 6 years. She is in charge of sorting and receipting all forms of income to the Church. Lisa has her Translation Diploma as well as a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and is knowledgeable with the French language. Lisa is an experienced paralegal and has excellent administrative skills.
Diana Shirin assists in all mailings, devoloping lists needed and helping the office every aspect of the administrative duties.
Tomas Santoyo is the custodian of our church facilities. Tomas maintains both halls, kitchen, and the Sunday school building besides having many other duties assigned to him. Tomas is everyone’s right hand in the kitchen and he does not hesitate for a moment to help anyone who is in need of his help.
Shoghik Papoyan-Aladjian moved to Fresno from Armenia in 1989. Shoghig received her musical education in Yerevan, Armenia and performed with the Academic Choir of Armenia (capella) with Hovhannes Chakijian. She has many musical accomplishments and is a professional seamstress and tailor, providing alterations at the Nordstrom Rack in addition to her duties as Choir Director.
Naira Shahsouvarian joined the Holy Trinity Armenian Church as an organist in 1993. Born in Yerevan, Armenia she attended Tchaikovsky’s School of Music and graduated from Komitas Conservatory with a PhD in Music, specialized in piano. As an accomplished musician Naira has performed on numerous stages during her career. She accompanies the Fresno State Choir, and has her own piano studio where she provides private piano lessons to many students.
Sunday School Superintendent
Jasmina Kalanjian has been the Superintendent at the Holy Trinity Sunday School since 2015. She truly loves her position with Holy Trinity Sunday School and has an amazing talent of being able to connect with and comfort even the most apprehensive of children through class time activities and stories. Jasmina received certification from Clovis Community College for accreditation in Medical Billing and Bookkeeping.
Arsho Kelejian is our wedding coordinator. The day of the wedding ceremony Arsho assures that the wedding procession enters the church smoothly.
Hector Marcial works alongside our custodian to assure that our premises are clean and ready to go.
Lianna Hakopyan's duty is to set up the Sunday Coffee hour refreshments for fellowship after church service.
Raffi Mouradian is responsible for all IT related services for Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church.