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

Judy Tolley
Administrative Team Leader

In November of 1998, Judy joined founding pastor Rev. Dr. Linda McCoy to make what they felt was “a pretty good team.” She worked for Linda for 10 ½ years previously when she was employed at St. Luke’s from 1983–1994, so they shared 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.

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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