Recent News

Welcome to the website of the Revs. Scott & Carolyn Carnes family!  We are glad you stopped by.  Below you will find news and other posts about our family.  In the menu above you can learn more about us, as a couple, or learn about Scott or Carrie, professionally.  Scott also maintains two blogs, available above.

All of the photography in the headers (above) are the work of Carolyn or Scott Carnes.


Happy Holidays! 14 Dec 2017 - This isn’t exactly a traditional “Christmas letter,” but with such a long silence on our family blog I thought it time to share an update and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This has been a tumultuous year for the Carnes family.  We have moved to a new city and both have […]
A Time of Transition 09 Apr 2017 - Three years ago we bought a home in Peoria and began new ministries: Carrie in Peoria and Scott in Hudson.  We were welcomed into those congregations and we have loved them, both.  It is with deeply conflicted emotions, therefore, that we share some news with our congregations, communities, family, and friends. Bishop Frank Beard has prayerfully […]
A Life-Changing Experience | The Philippines 08 Mar 2017 - It may shock people to learn that Carrie left me…for two weeks.  She had her eye on another love…mission and traveling so she went out on mission to the Philippines and is having a great time (though I can’t wait until she gets home)! She left on March 2, but how crazy is it that we are able to […]
Family Death: Aunt Darlene 04 Jan 2017 - We received news on Sunday that Scott’s great-aunt Darlene died.  She was a vivacious woman.  Even at 98 years old she enlivened a room when she entered. Here is the obituary, published in the Quincy Herald Whig January 2-4: GOLDEN, Ill. — Darlene P. “Mema” Myers, 98, of Golden, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, […]
Our Holiday Letter 15 Dec 2016 - This has been a year of extreme highs and terrible lows for our family.  This year began with illness and surgery.  Scott was experiencing terrible pain and the doctors misdiagnosed it.  He walked around with appendicitis for almost four weeks before a specialist rushed him into a successful surgery.  We cannot say enough about the care […]
A Change in Family 17 Aug 2016 - Our family has undergone a major change.  Our foster child has moved out of our home.  We, simply, were not able to provide the level of care which she needed.  It has been heartbreaking to watch a child struggle so much and endure such pain.  We will take a break from foster care for the […]
A New Little Girl 09 Mar 2016 - After paper work, classes, and paper work, lots of waiting, and…more paperwork, we became licensed to provide foster care last November. We’re excited to share that we got the phone call we’ve been waiting for! It seems as though we will be welcoming a 10 year old girl to our home tomorrow! Her room is ready and waiting!!! This has been […]