About Us | Revs. Scott & Carolyn Carnes


Scott and Carrie are both pastors in the United Methodist Church and currently live in Abingdon, Illinois where Scott is the pastor at Abingdon United Methodist Church and Carrie is the pastor, nearby, in Galesburg at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Scott finished his Doctor of Ministry in 2020 with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Association of Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program.  Carrie is currently working on her Doctor of Ministry with Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is in the middle of transferring her credentials to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).  They have two little boys, who are both toddlers, and two terriers.

They both enjoy walking and hiking, camping, photography, travel, and entertaining. Carrie enjoys swimming, reading, and is passionate about food and cooking.  Scott enjoys beekeeping in his down time.

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