St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church
Nora Knadjian moved to Chicago, IL from Istanbul, Turkey at six years old. In moving to the states, St. Gregory became her second home. On a parish level, after graduating Sunday school, she joined St. Gregory's ACYOA Juniors chapter. Later she helped rebuild the St. Gregory ACYOA Seniors chapter, in which she became the chair of in 2011. She also regularly sings in the choir at her church. On a diocesan level, Nora attended Hye Camp for many years. There, she began as a camper, then counselor, and finally became the head female counselor and taught the Armenian language class to the campers. Along with camp, she helped chaperone many regional lock-ins and retreats. Nora also attended St. Vartan Camp, as head female counselor, and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, staffing the high school sessions. In 2012, Nora was a participant in the Armenian Service Program and, in 2014, she was a participant in the pilgrimage to Jerusalem with the Primate.
Nora is a certified Holistic Wellness Coach, specialized in dietetics and psychology. She also has ASEP and NASM/AFAA certifications- which help improve the sport experience by emphasizing individuals' development and well-being as they progress toward their goals. She strives to improve lives by pushing her clients to find purpose, success, and satisfaction from every element of their lifestyle. She helps her clients find the motivation and tools to get to their ideal mental, physical, and spiritual health goals.