Parish Council 2020

The Parish Council of St. Vartan is the governing body of the Church. The board meets monthly. To find out more about any of the following groups, please email the Rachel Harger in the church office at

President: Rev. Fr. Krikor Zakaryan

Chairperson: Dicko Shahvekilian
Vice-Chairperson: Mark Henesian

Treasurer: Rick Kurkjian

Assistant Treasurer: Suzanne Diers

Corresponding Secretary & Ladies Society Liaison: Hilda Mener

Recording Secretary: Paul Ohanesian     

Maintenance: Arto Yagjian   

Member at Large: Ara Azizian

Membership, ACYO, and Sunday School Liason: Nicole Vasgerdsian

Athletic Liaison: Hagop Tatoian

Cultural Committee Liaison: Zaven Kanneian 

Ladies Society

The Ladies Society brings women of the church together for study, fellowship, worship and service and has been a major contributor in the successful operation of the church, through its service, leadership and fundraising efforts. Make friends to last a lifetime and enjoy being part of something rewarding. All are welcome.

Sunday School

Our Sunday School helps our children develop a relationship with God and the church, grow in their faith, and learn about their Christian Armenian religion, culture and history in a fun-filled learning environment.

Sunday School meets on Sundays during the school year (September through May) 10:30 am-12:00 noon.

ACYO (Armenian Church Youth Organization)

For youth age 12 and up providing opportunities for worship, service, education and fellowship through projects and events year-round.


An ensemble of mixed voices singing Armenian hymns (sharagans) from the Badarak (Divine Liturgy) according to Gomitas Vartapet.

Cultural Committee

The Cultural Committee works diligently to organize cultural events, musical concerts, book reviews, dance performances, lectures and movie screenings.

Men's Group

Adult men of the St. Vartan community join in fellowship and camaraderie that are aligned with the overall Christian spirit and teachings of the Armenian Church.


Male and female basketball and volleyball athletes compete together in an environment of friendly competition against other church youth.

Onsite Staff

Office Manager: Rachel Harger
Maintenance: Vartkes Hagopian




650 Spruce Street
Oakland, CA 94610


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