Rev. Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes, Senior Pastor

Andrew Holmes, a Methodist Minister from the United Kingdom, started his ministry at Roberts Park in Advent of 2013.  Prior to this appointment Andrew was on a period of study leave after serving four churches in the Newcastle upon Tyne area in the North East of England. He has been an accredited Methodist preacher for over 30 years. He gained his Doctor of Theology & Ministry from Durham University in the UK in 2013.

Andrew is passionate about great worship and loves to explore ways to continue making the Church relevant in today’s world. He is currently a national coordinator for ‘Messy Church’ (a great new way of being a family centered church) and spends some of his time working in the Institute for Church, Play & Imagination.

Andrew and his wife Carolyn live in Avon where Carolyn is the Senior Pastor at Avon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Andrew enjoys reading, classical music, cooking, exploring the surrounding area and getting to know more the American Midwest culture.