St. Leon Armenian Church
Fair Lawn, NJ
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Kathryn has called St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn home her whole life. Growing up, she was an active participant and leader at St. Vartan Camp and St. Nersess Summer Conferences. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in both English and Women & Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey, Kathryn decided to act on her passion for youth and for the church by entering ministry full time. She graduated from St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2015, earning a Master of Arts in Theology. Following her seminary studies, she joined the Diocesan staff as an associate of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and currently focuses her energies on St. Vartan Camp and ACYOA Juniors. She often helps with the ministries and outreach of the ACYOA Central Council, in addition to creating youth ministry resources like presentations, bible studies, and religious curriculums. Kathryn wholeheartedly enjoys working with the youth of the Armenian Church and sharing with them everything she has learned about the way Armenians beautifully express their theology.