The Bible reminds us that the gifts and talents of each person are vital to the work of the church. At Roberts Park we recognize all our partners in ministry. Our staff works together with the members and volunteers to share God’s love in this community and around the world.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes, Sr. Pastor
Andrew Scanlan-Holmes, a Methodist Minister from the United Kingdom, started his ministry at Roberts Park in Advent of 2013 and was appointed Senior Pastor in July 2014 and transferred his credentials to the Indiana Conference. 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 creating excellence in worship and loves to explore ways to continue making the Church relevant in today’s world.
Andrew and his wife Carolyn live in the Williams Creek area of Indianapolis. Carolyn is the Senior Pastor at The Garden Community UMC who worship at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Andrew enjoys reading, golf, classical music, cooking, exploring the surrounding area and getting to know more the American Midwest culture.
Pastor Carmen Daugherty, Associate Pastor
Pastor Carmen is a Licensed Local Pastor in the
Central District of the Indiana Conference and a full-time student at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis where she is studying for her Master’s in Divinity. Sher has always lived in central Indiana, although she and her husband enjoy their annual trip to the Rocky Mountains to visit friends and enjoy nature.
She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Public Health and Health Administration although it has
gotten very little use. Pastor Carmen owned a portrait photography business from 2010-2020 where she was able to challenge herself technically and engage her creative side. Her clients will tell
you that Pastor Carmen will do anything to get “the shot” including laying in the middle of the street and asking you to watch for cars!
Pastor Carmen has been a life-long United Methodist (her parents met in the church youth group!) and she actively served in her home church, Pittsboro UMC, as a “professional volunteer” for over 15 years before answering her call to vocational ministry.
Pastor Carmen has been married to her
husband, Sean, for 24 years and they have two amazing daughters together.
Their oldest, Riley, is a senior at Indiana Wesleyan completing her
degree in Social Work while their youngest, Holly, is a freshman at
Purdue pursuing pre-veterinary medicine.
In her spare-time, Pastor Carmen enjoys throwing pottery, gardening,
photography, getting tattoos, cooking (NOT baking), and spending time with her family at Sweetwater Lake in Brown County. She is excited to see where God is leading her in this next chapter of ministry and is looking forward to serving alongside the faithful saints of Roberts Park UMC.
John Morrow, Choral Conductor and Organist
John Morrow is a Choral Conductor and Organist from Altus, Oklahoma. He most recently served as Associate Director of Music and Principal Organist at McFarlin Memorial UMC in Norman, Oklahoma, where he directed the high school and middle school choir, accompanied and assisted with the adult and college choirs, played organ for all worship services, and directed the high school handbell ensemble. He studied at the University of Oklahoma in both International Studies and Choral Conducting, with Dr. Richard Zielinski, Dr. David Howard, Dr. Vicki Schaeffer, and Dr. David Heller of Trinity University. As a musician, John has recently studied in Sweden with Gary Graden and Mikael Wedar, and was named a finalist with “The American Prize” in the Conductors for Community Ensembles division. He has worked as a teacher, assistant, and collaborative pianist with the Sooner Theatre, the Norman Philharmonic, the Zielinski Singers, and the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. He believes strongly in the power of communal music making to bring people together.
John is pursuing his Masters in Organ & Sacred Music at the Jacobs School of Music at IU. He and his wife, Rachel, live in Bloomington with their dog Indiana (so-named long ago) and their cat Kota. Rachel is an actress, singer, and theatre professional, and together they love to travel, cook, create music, and write.
Richard Smith, Business Administrator
Dick Smith is a graduate of Purdue University’s Electrical Engineering program. Dick held several positions with Indiana Bell & AT&T and directed IMAGIS, a consortium that developed a computerized, high-resolution aerial photography and mapping database for Marion County. Dick is married to Helen; they are the parents of two adult daughters and have seven grandchildren. Dick has been a member of Roberts Park United Methodist Church since he and Helen were married there in 1963. He enjoys participating in the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir and is an active member of the Roberts Park Missions Committee. Dick has worked with the inner-city district of the Crossroads of America Council Boy Scouts for many years, and also enjoys gardening and the outdoors.
Robert Robinson, Administrative Assistant
Rob graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in Management and Administration. He worked for Chase Bank (initially Indiana National) for twenty-seven years as a cost analyst and supervisor of the armored car receiving area. He started an interstate trucking company in 2006 and oversaw administration and accounting functions. He has been married to Barbara for 32 years and both have been a member of Roberts Park UMC since 2012. Barbara has two adult children and five grandchildren. Rob enjoys running, fishing, camping, and reading. He enjoys ushering at Sunday services and helping out at church functions.