More than 40 parishioners and community faithful had gathered at the hall of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Fowler on August 15, 2012 for a special forum with Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian. Archpriest Fr. Yeghia Hairabedian, Pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator and Archpriest Fr. Kevork Arakelian, Pastor of the Armenian Church of Ventura County participated in the forum.
The Primate informed the faithful of the number of humanitarian and religious missions being realized at the Western Diocese. A question and answer session concluded the forum.
A week prior, the special forum was held at St. Peter Armenian Church in Glendale.