Meet the Staff
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes
Reverend Dr. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes is the lead pastor and spiritual leader for The Garden Community Church, and is excited to lead The Garden into the future. Prior to pastoring at The Garden, Carolyn had been the Lead Pastor at Avon Christian Church.
Although there’s no such thing as a typical week at The Garden, Carolyn is passionately steadfast about her pastoral role and serving the community. Along with overseeing operations, regular staff meetings, and preparing for Sunday’s services, she also spends several hours per week mentoring in Wayne Township and facilitating community outreach programs.
Carolyn serves on The Garden’s Leadership, Outreach, and Human Resources teams. She is also a member of the Executive Committee at the Christian Theological Seminary.
Graduating with a Masters of Divinity from the Christian Theological Seminary in 1997, Carolyn was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1998. In 2005, she graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Her faith is driven by music of all types so The Garden’s progressive spiritual approach and blending of the sacred and secular truly fills her soul. Read more
Vicki has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from IUPUI and has been working with nonprofit organizations since 2009. Since she was a little girl, she has wanted to work for an organization that is making a difference in people’s lives and it’s community. She believes The Garden is a place doing these things.
As the Business Administrator, Vicki will be handling the day to day administrative and financial tasks. She will also be working with some of the administrative support teams.
Creative Music Director
So, have you ever wanted to be in a rock and roll band? Well, Rhonda Baker, Creative Music Director for The Garden has been living that dream for almost her entire life. She joined the staff of The Garden in April of 2016, where she’s the connector for Sunday services, as well as the coordinator for music, musicians, videos, and guest speakers. She plays a big role in the success of Garden’s Sunday program.