SOAR Tennessee Chapter

Tennessee became part of the SOAR family in February 2015. Unlike most of SOAR’s other Chapters, SOAR-Tennessee exists in a considerably smaller Armenian market. The community consists of Armenians from Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Romania, Russia and other countries around the globe, galvanized by the Armenian Church of Nashville. Their local Board of Directors brings a heartfelt level of enthusiasm and commitment that epitomizes SOAR’s mission to orphaned Armenians throughout the world.


Lloyd Carpenter

Lloyd is a project and quality management consultant, specializing in the Defense Industry. He received his MBA from Webster University, and holds a number of quality and management industry professional certifications. He is a retired Special Forces soldier who spent much of both his military and civilian careers living and working abroad. His assignments as a project manager include establishing the Armenian Humanitarian Demining Center in Echmiadzin, Armenia. He is an active Veteran’s advocate, and is a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Special Forces Association. Lloyd and his family make their home on a quiet farm south of Nashville, Tennessee, where they research and implement sustainable organic farming practices.

Armenak Petrosyan
Events Coordinator

Armenak Petrosyan is from Yerevan, Armenia. He has earned his BA and MA in mathematics from Yerevan State University in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Currently he is a fourth year PhD student in Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) specializing in harmonic analysis, functional analysis and their applications.