Aaron Wymer has been the senior minister at Grandview for 21 years. He and his wife, Cindy, have three grown daughters and one grandson. He is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary (DMin 09), Emmanuel Christian Seminary (MDiv 95) and the University of Florida (BS 89) and serves as adjunct faculty at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan. His favorite hobby is riding his motorcycle through the beautiful scenery the Appalachian Mountains provide.
Brandon has served on Grandview’s staff since 2014. When he’s not preaching or trying to solve some administrative issue at the church, you can find him spending time with his family (wife Kristin and two daughters—Clara and Grace), cleaning up after toddlers, or playing a board game by himself. Yes, really. Ask him about it sometime
Joy is a Ozark Christian graduate and a painfully snobbish coffee drinker. She has worked with youth and young adults in various capacities since 2012 and imagines herself doing that for many years to come. Joy and Matt have lived in Johnson City since 2017 and have found themselves right at home in the Smoky Mountains camping, hiking and finding new ways to be outdoors. When she's not outdoors, Joy can be found reading a book or hosting meals at her home.
Heather was born into a ministry family, so she got to move around a lot as a kid. She spent the majority of her childhood in Canton, OH and St. Petersburg, FL. She graduated from Milligan College in 2003 with a degree in Music Education and later earned her M.A. from East Tennessee State University. After teaching music and art to elementary school kids for around a decade, she joined the staff at Grandview in 2015. Heather and John have been married since 2003 and have two sons, Jude and Jonas. The family likes to play games together, build blanket forts, and explore new places.
Brett Hyder joined the Grandview staff as minister of worship arts in 2016. He is a Kingsport native and a graduate of Johnson University. Brett and his wife, Ally, have been married since 2015 and have two children, Adelaide and Theodore. When he’s not leading our worship, Brett enjoys playing disc golf and riding motorcycles.
Brenda joined the staff in December of 2011. She is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but has been living in Tennessee since 1991. She and her husband, Matt, have five children and three grandsons. She enjoys camping, boating/fishing, making crafts, reading, and spending time with her family (especially her grandbabies!).
Mickensie Neely was born and raised in West Virginia. She moved to the Tri-Cities to attend King University (BA 15) and is currently pursuing her MDIV at Emmanuel Christian Seminary. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she moved to New Jersey to work with an inner-city non-profit, UrbanPromise, focusing on programming youth. Mickensie is passionate about working with diverse communities to bring the gospel. When she's not preaching or working with Cityview ministries, she loves to read, write poetry, listen to podcasts, and watch sci-fi shows.
An Elizabethton native, Chloe has attended Grandview for most of her life. She spent four years in Nashville studying neuroscience and dance at Belmont University, where she graduated in May 2019. When she’s not working with kids, she enjoys baking, dancing, and spending time with her family.
Amber Dunnavant grew up in eastern North Carolina, and after her time at Mid-Atlantic Christian University (then Roanoke Bible College) she spent much of her life helping ministries around the globe (China, South America, Germany, Sicily, England). She has called East Tennessee home for the last few years and is now a student at Emmanuel Christian Seminary. She is a creative artist and musician who simply longs to help people connect personally with God.
JCServe and Canopy Coordinator
Nathan Cachiaras is a friend, husband, mountain biker, and ultimate frisbee player. Hailing from outside of Baltimore, Maryland, he has been in Johnson City since 2012 and is grateful to call it home. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Milligan College in 2016 and a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in 2020. He is excited by his work with JCServe and Canopy at Grandview, helping to connect people to needs in the city via meaningful service opportunities and relationships.
Originally from northeast Indiana, Noah came to northeast Tennessee to join the music faculty at Milligan College. He is a graduate of The University of Iowa (DMA '15), Ball State University (MM '06), and Taylor University (BA '03). He is married to Beth, and together they are busy raising three daughters: Lily, Anna, and Laura. In addition to his work with the Grandview Choir, Noah is also an Associate Professor of Music at Milligan and the Artistic Director of the Appalachian Men's Ensemble. He enjoys reading, hiking, pizza baking , and spending time with his family.