Noland and LindseyMEET THE TJADEN'S

Nolan is the lead pastor of the Garden. He and Lindsey moved from Portland to Phoenix to plant the Garden with their three kids.

Nolan grew up suspicious of church and religion before a powerful encounter with Jesus. Now, he is a Bible-teacher and church planter alongside Lindsey, a photographer and social media creative.

They have fallen in love with the Phoenix Valley and feel a burden to see a church started where skeptics and saints can encounter Jesus.


The Garden is currently led by Nolan with the guidance and accountability of pastoral coaches from Vision Arizona, Flatirons Church Planting Network, Strategic Launch Network and an advisory team who meet monthly. As The Garden grows it will be led by a board of local, biblically qualified elders according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.