Meet the Staff

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes

Lead Pastor

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 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 about Carolyn Email Carolyn


Jilliane Pruiett

Jilliane Pruiett

Business Administrator

Seeking professional growth and leadership opportunities, Jilliane Pruiett brought her “behind-the-scenes” church administrative background, “can-do” personality, and extensive organizational skills to The Garden in January of 2017, as our business administrator.

As the business administrator Jilliane is the staff lead, also known as the “glue,” for The Garden’s business operations. She is responsible for payroll, invoices, cutting checks, bookkeeping, database interface, taxes, communications like eNews and the Sunday bulletin, and whatever else needs to get done.

Jilliane credits helping people find meaning in life as something that feeds her soul. “Merci” to Jilliane for all she does in support of The Garden.  Email Jilliane


Rhonda Baker

Rhonda Baker

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.

Stop by after service to meet Rhonda, to talk music and more!  Email Rhonda


Ericka Cooper

Ericka Cooper

Office and Volunteer Coordinator

Ericka’s background in Volunteer Management and finding a new church community to call home are what drew her to working with The Garden. Ericka is a Colorado Native, who moved to Indiana in October of 2017. She worked in the nonprofit arena for the past ten years.

Her love of working with people and finding meaningful ways for individuals to be engaged are skills that she utilizes as she coordinates Sunday morning staff and volunteer activities.  During the weekday, Ericka brings a passion for organization, streamlining processes, and coordinating tasks to The Garden office.  So make sure to stop by and say hello.  Email Ericka


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