AEUNA Welcomes Rev. Ron Tovmassian. D.Min., to serve as the Field Pastor
Updated: Nov 22, 2022
Following the decision of the AEUNA Board of Directors, the discernment of the search committee, and the approval of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Rev. Ron Tovmassian, D. Min, was called to serve as the Field Pastor of the AEUNA. He started his ministry as AEUNA Field Pastor on October 15, 2022.
His responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Oversee the Pastoral In Care Program
Facilitate the work of the Ministry Committee
Be available for consultation to lay leaders considering options for church revitalization; Provide help, guidance and support for ministries initiated for this purpose
Explore the deeper issues facing our AEUNA
Help AEUNA and member churches move beyond maintenance to growth
Rev. Tovmassian’s vision for the ministry of this position is as follows:
Establish an infrastructure for our union through which our churches will be supported and challenged toward growth and our pastors will be enriched and given the opportunity to use their spiritual gifts productively for God’s glory.
Rev. Ron Tovmassian, D.Min. is a graduate of Biola University, received his Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Seminary in 1983 and completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Talbot School of Theology in 2014. He and his wife Renee live in Valencia, and have three grown and married children- Jeremy (Kelsey) Tovmassian, Stephen (Lorig) Tovmassian and Lara (Nathan) Ingalls. They also have three grandchildren- Gwyneth, Violet and Van. Rev. Tovmassian served for 13 years as the Pastor of the Armenian Memorial Church in Watertown, Massachusetts before accepting the call to serve as Senior Pastor at UACC from 1996-2022. A former Board Member, Ministry Committee Chairperson and three-time Moderator of the AEUNA, he has also served on the Board of Directors of the AMAA. Badveli Ron has a long history of service within our Armenian Evangelical community and is the son of the late Rev. Edward S. Tovmassian and Arousiag (Tovmassian) Missirlian. His interests include theater, sports, music, gardening and stamp collecting. He prayerfully seeks the Lord’s guidance for His direction and vision for ministry and outreach for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.