St. James Armenian Apostolic Church of Los Angeles



Religion Teacher 

A mother of 2 sons (ages 22 and 18), Janis has been teaching Sunday school for 16 years.   She loves finding games and activities to make class fun and her favorite part of teaching is when the students are laughing and learning.


Religion Teacher

Grew up in St. James and is an Assistant Principal for Torrance Unified School District. She is pleased to have this opportunity to be involved in her church and work with the youth. This year she joined the Christian Education Council’s (CEC) board at the Diocese to help enhance our Sunday school program. 



Armenian Language


Grew up in St. James and is currently working in a law firm.  She has been teaching Sunday school for as long as she can remember.  This school is like “family” to her.  


​Armenian Language

Student Teacher

Lena is a senior at Redondo Union High School.  She hopes to pursue art and music in her future.  She has been a teachers' assistance since she graduated from Sunday School, two years ago.  For the past two years, Lena has assisted the Armenian Language classes.  She really enjoys teaching the students because she learns from teaching the students but also learns from them. Lena is really looking forward to a great school year.

Religion Teacher. ​ ​

Lauren is currently a sophomore in college with the hope of transferring to USC fall of 2017 to then pursue her dream of becoming a Dermatologist. She loves being active in her church and giving back to Sunday school as well. What she loves most about teaching the youth of our church is expanding their knowledge of our religion and culture plus seeing them so eager to learn.  Lauren has also been a part of St. James ACYO since the age of 11 and attends Hye Camp as a counselor annually. ​



​Religion Teacher 

Has been teaching Sunday school for 14 years.  He loves helping the children develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Mark tries to make the classroom a place to learn and also have some fun, too.  Mark created the first Armenian church band, “The Hye Notes,” and he and his wife, Janis, have raised 2 wonderful sons who continue to be actively involved in church activities.

Religion Teacher

Grew up at St. James and is currently a student at Santa Monica College studying Nursing.  She is happy to be involved in her church and looks forward to spending Sunday's with her students.  Dahlia is an actively participates in ACYO, Hye Camp, and has spent several summers in Armenia with the Paros Foundation’s Service Armenia group.


Religion Student Teacher

A recent “graduate” of St. James Sunday school, Peter currently attends Palos Verdes High School.  This will be his first year serving his church as a Sunday school student teacher and he is excited for this great challenge.  Peter is an active ACYO member, enjoys attending Hye Camp, and spent this past summer in Armenia with the Paros Foundation’s Service Armenia group. ​