About Us | Revs. Scott & Carolyn Carnes


Scott and Carrie are both pastors in the United Methodist Church and currently live in Peoria, Illinois where Carrie is a pastor at First United Methodist Church and Scott commutes to Hudson United Methodist Church, just a few miles north of Bloomington-Normal, where he is a pastor.  They have always had a passion for working for all children to have a safe and loving place to call home, so they are licensed foster parents.  They do not currently have any children in their home.  They do have two terriers, Charlie and Jack, however!

They both enjoy walking and hiking (especially with our dogs), camping, photography, travel, and entertaining. Carrie enjoys swimming, reading, and is passionate about food and cooking.  Scott likes to tinker in his wood shop, walking, and exercising at the Riverplex, though much of his time is occupied with doctoral studies.

How They Met

The couple met in Evanston, Illinois where they were both graduate students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Scott had been commuting to Wisconsin for an internship and he decided it was too much.  Garrett-Evangelical placed him locally.  It was on January 25, one week later that Scott and Carrie met.  They were engaged by October and married the following August.

Learn more about Scott or visit his “Finding My Way” Blog.

Learn more about Carrie