Dr. Ara Dostourian, a retired history professor, has been donating monthly to the seminary for almost 30 years. At 86 years old, his motivation to give during his retirement is summed up below.
"St. Nersess is the only graduate educational institution we have in this country to transmit the Christian faith of our people," states Dr. Dostourian. "By supporting the seminary, I am helping seminarians and lay ministers to understand what it really means to be a Christian, and not just to be an Armenian."
Emily Movsesian, an environmental engineer, has been donating quarterly to St. Nersess since she began working. She has enjoyed being a counselor and assistant director at the St. Nersess High School and College Conferences for the past 10 years.
"I feel the educational and spiritual work at St. Nersess is helping to ensure there will be priests in 30 years when I'm 60," shares Emily Movsesian. "I genuinely try to use my financial resources as if God owns them, not me. Investing in St. Nersess is an investment that is not always obvious, because the results take time..."
We need your support more than ever. Please join Ara and Emily in their commitment to the seminary.