The Garden Staff

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. Click Here To Learn More

Jilliane Pruiett
Business Administrator

Jilliane is the proud mother of two and blessed to be married to a great man. Before joining The Garden, she worked at St. Luke’s UMC as the Systems Administrator for two years. She taught French and was a Department Chair at Creekside Middle School for 9 years before that. She currently serves in the Indiana Army National Guard Band and has played clarinet for over twenty years. She has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State and a Bachelors in French Education from Purdue.

Rhonda Baker
Director of Creative Arts

Rhonda went to school at Ball State with Troye Kinnett and went on to complete a Masters in Music from IU along with extensive work towards her doctorate. Rhonda is the lead singer and director of Groove Essential ( one of Indy’s hottest bands. She teaches at the School of Rock in Carmel and volunteers with her church.

Troye Kinnett
Keyboardist for The Good Earth Band

“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.




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