Rev. Dr. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes
Lead Pastor

Carolyn joined The Garden after seven years as the Senior Pastor of Avon Christian Church, a growing Disciples of Christ Church in Avon Indiana. A music graduate of Butler University, Carolyn began her ministry in Christian Education at St Luke’s United Methodist Church Indianapolis where she also served as Director of the Children’s Music and Arts. It was from St Luke’s that Carolyn felt called to explore full time ordained ministry. She graduated from the Indianapolis based Christian Theological Seminary in 1997 and was ordained as Disciples of Christ Minister in 1998.

     St Luke’s offered Carolyn a permanent Associate Pastors position as Minister of Joy and Celebration, a post which perfectly matched Carolyn’s outgoing and creative personality. Carolyn introduced and led a very successful contemporary service. Her passion for leading worship and her powerful and engaging preaching style, evident in her growing ministry at St Luke’s, became the basis of her Doctoral work. Carolyn completed her studies in 2005 and graduated from McCormick’s Seminary in Chicago with a Doctor of Ministry. She left St Luke’s in 2007 as the Senior Associate Pastor after 17 years of ministry and then spent time in San Francisco exploring the work of Glide Memorial UMC – an internationally renoun ministry serving the tenderloin district in San Francisco. She then answered the call of Avon Christian Church to become their Senior Pastor.

From Carolyn:

     “It was a joy to be witness to the planting of The Garden some 20 years ago and to see how it has grown. I give thanks for Linda, for her passion and vision in this groundbreaking ministry. I am honored to be appointed to serve the legacy that has been cultivated. I believe God has and will continue to transform the world through The Garden ministry. We are reminded that to everything there is a season and this is a time in our culture when new ways of planting Gods love and grace are needed. I am so looking forward to working alongside you as together we plant and tend new seeds of hope and love for the future.

Judy Tolley
Administrative Team Leader

In November of 1998, Judy rejoined Linda to make what they believe is “a pretty good team.” She worked for Linda for 10 ½ years when she was employed at St. Luke’s from 1983–1994, so they share a bit of history together.

Judy is a graduate of Butler University and has lived in Indianapolis all her life. She has a son, Scott, who is a drummer who plays locally with 3 different bands. In her spare time you might find her attending a movie, shopping, just watching a little TV or spending time with family and friends.


Beth Fried
Director of Communications and Worship

When Beth isn’t working AT The Garden she may be working IN the garden. Beth and her family enjoy working in their mini farm in Zionsville, including a vegetable garden, a small orchard and a coop full of chickens. She is currently enrolled in Purdue’s Master Gardener program.

Beth joined The Garden in The Good Earth Band back in 1998. She also served as the leader of the 10% Giving Program before joining The Garden staff in 2009. Beth did her undergraduate work at Butler University in Communications and has a MPA from IU SPEA in Nonprofit Management.


Troye Kinnett
Music Director for The Good Earth Band, The Garden at B&B

“Oh Troye, when you finish practicing Tchaikovsky for your Solo & Ensemble Contest, you need to take the tractor out to the back 40 and pick up rocks.” Troye Kinnett remembers his upbringing in rural Selma, Indiana as being a well-rounded one. He chose the music business over farming, and never looked back.

Troye worked for years as a composer and audio-post engineer for television and radio commercials. His compositions have been award-winning, including a TV score for a national campaign for The United Methodist Church. Today he is the keyboardist for John Mellencamp, who happens to be a champion of the family farmer.

Troye has performed on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Bob and Tom Show, the NCAA Final Four Concert, the NFL’s “Countdown to Kickoff” on NBC, a live video recording at Capitol Records EMI Studios, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and of course, Farm Aid. He has also appeared onstage with Stephen Stills, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Paul Schaffer, T Bone Burnett, Joan Jett, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Big Town, and Sandi Patty.

Keyboard Magazine appropriately identifies Troye as “a consummate professional.” He continues to practice his craft on Sunday mornings at The Garden, but you won’t hear Piano Concerto No.1 there, because The Garden rocks! And yes, the rocks are still out in the field… and he got a perfect score in the contest.