Rev. Fr. Hovhan Demirjian
St. Hagop Armenian Church
Fr. Hovnan Demirjian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and Certificate in Armenian Studies from St. Nersess Armenian Seminary.
From 1996 to 1998 Fr. Hovnan spent two years teaching in the public schools of Armenia as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. This experience motivated him to establish the Armenian Volunteer Corps in 2000, an organization which continues to bring scores of Diasporan Armenians to live and work in Armenia each year. Returning to the U.S. in 2003 with his newlywed wife Anna, Fr. Hovnan joined the Diocese of the Armenian Church, heading a new program to find Armenian college students and promote their spiritual growth.
In June of 2007, he was ordained a priest at St. James Armenian Church in Watertown, MA, the parish he grew up attending, and was assigned pastor of St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas Park, FL, where he serves today.
He and Yn. Anna have a son, Narek.