Reclaim 2021: Reclaiming Faith in a Post-Pandemic World

RECLAIM Conference Schedule

Reclaiming Faith in a Post-Pandemic World

Schedule – Saturday, March 6, 2021

9:00AM   – Welcome and Orientation                            Dn. Dikran Harutyunian

9:15 AM – Session I – Speaker 1                                           Fr. Vazken Movsesian

10:00 AM   – Break

10:15 AM   – Session II – Speaker 2                                    Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian

11:00 AM   – Break

11:15 AM   – Session III – Speaker 3                                   Abp. Hovnan Derderian

12:00 Noon – Break

Afternoon Panels/Round tables                                          Dn. Levon Parsegian

12:15 PM   – Panel Discussion #1                                       Moderator: Ani Bakmajian

1:15 PM   – Break

1:30 PM   – Panel Discussion #2                                       Moderator: Diran Avagyan

2:45 PM   – Break

3:00 PM   – Panel Discussion #3                                       Moderator: Dn. Sevan Movsesian

4:00 PM   – Wrap up and Final words                              Abp. Hovnan Derderian

RECLAIM – Panels and Panelists

Panel #1 topic: Reclaiming Faith in the Post Pandemic World.


  • Ani Bakmajian, Clinical Psychology doctorate candidate, Glendale, CA


  • Carmen Antonian, marketing professional, St. John, San Francisco, CA
  • Vartan Babikyan, subdeacon, husband, father, St. James, Watertown, MA
  • Danielle Hazarian, medical device company, Armenian Church lifer, Santa Barbara, CA
  • David Madey, Deacon, right-brained engineer, St. Andrew, Cupertino, CA
  • Arnold Semionov, subdeacon, Holy Resurrection, Seattle, WA
  • Ani Simonoff, pediatric nurse, wife, mother, Armenian Church lifer, Montebello, CA
  • Lori Yeni-Komshian, attorney San Francisco Bay Area, St. Andrew, Cupertino, CA

Panel #2: “Faith-in-Action” – our Reaction to the War in Artsakh, the Humanitarian crisis created in Armenia, and our answer through aid and relief.


  • Diran Avagyan, Western Diocese Program Director and coordinator of “Artsakh Outreach” Humanitarian Relief


  • Andrew Garibian, subdeacon, St. Leon, Burbank, CA
  • Maryam Garabedian, MD BSc., Armenian Church lifer, British Columbia, Canada
  • Kevin Kestekyan, Deacon, civil engineer, St. John, San Francisco, CA
  • Ohan Kilislian, Deacon, St. Peter, Van Nuys, CA
  • Karin Yeni-Komshian, St. Andrew, Cupertino, CA
  • Christaphor Movsesian, Deacon, engineer, Armenian Church lifer, Pasadena, CA
  • Avak Zakarian, Deacon, Student in Veterinary Medicine

Panel #3 will be the wrap-up discussion


  • Sevan Movsesian, Deacon, Attorney, Pasadena, CA


  • Alex Calikyan, Deacon, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, Armonk, NY
  • Nareg Ghookasian, Deacon, St. Leon, Burbank, CA
  • Daniel Repchian, Attorney, St. Leon, Burbank, CA
  • Delilah Shahbazian, St. Leon, Burbank, CA
  • Lynn Saroyan Skaff, School psychologist, Doctoral Candidate Education, Visalia, CA
  • Lusine Takmizyan, St. Leon, Burbank, CA
  • Ari Terjanian, Deacon and Choir Director St. Gregory of Narek, Cleveland, OH,
    co-director of St. Nersess Seminary Summer Deacons’ Training Program

Production Team:

  • Mike Dermendjian
  • Sevana Keshishian
  • Tadde Matossian