Our Team

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Aaron Wymer

Senior Minister

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.

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Heather Lawson

Executive Minister

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 board games, go camping, and explore new places.

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Nathan Cachiaras

Cityview Campus Minister

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. 

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Brett Hyder

Buffalo Campus Worship Minister

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.

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Joy Eden

Youth and College Minister

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 Appalachian 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.

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Leah Short

Children's Minister, Buffalo Campus

Leah grew up as a missionary kid in ChiangMai, Thailand where she spent most of her childhood, but called Johnson City her home here in the United States.

In 2003 she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, with a minor in Bible, from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN.  Leah and her husband Michael have been married since 2006 and have a daughter, Emma. They have been living in East Tennessee since 2012 after relocating from Warsaw, IN, to open up their own business. Leah’s hobbies are reading, gardening, and just being outside in general.

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Katy Woodward

Discipleship Minister

Katy is excited to be serving as the Discipleship Minister here at Grandview. She’s a Johnson City native, graduate of both Milligan University and Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and she has actively served in local ministry for the last 15 years. Katy is wife to Stephen, mom to two sweet boys. She loves sharing life and good food with people around a table. If you think she looks a little like Doug or Phyllis Fox, she will always claim them as her parents even though her last name is now significantly longer.

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Noah DeLong

Choir Director

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.

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Brenda Money

Office Administrator

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!).

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Luke Floyd

Cityview Campus Worship Minister

Luke grew up as a missionary kid in Paraguay and moved to the US for college. He's currently in his last year of undergrad at Milligan University getting a Mechanical Engineering degree. He loves playing music, reading, hiking and biking, road trips, and adventures of any kind.

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Molly Dines

Cityview Campus Children's Minister

Molly is a 2023 graduate of Milligan University where she earned her BS on early childhood and special education. She is in the Speech Language Pathology graduate program at ETSU. Some of her favorite things to do are bake, hike, and hang out with her dogs. Molly is excited about working with the Cityview kiddos!

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Evan Magness

Cityview Campus Discipleship Minister

Evan is senior ministry major at Milligan University. Although he was born in East Tennessee, he spent his formative years in Maryland and just finished a semester abroad in Oxford, England. Evan is excited to join the Cityview campus team.  In his free time, he loves to play music, ride his bike and hang out with his friends. 

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Jacob Wickerham

Emmanuel Resident

Jacob grew up on a farm in South Western Ohio. In high school, he was a boy scout and a basketball player. In undergrad, he attended Kentucky Christian University's School of Bible and Ministry. In 2021 he began pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Jacob enjoys weightlifting, sports, hiking, and video games.

Contact Us

Contact the Buffalo Campus office at (423) 928-7866 or send us a message about life at Grandview. We look forward to hearing from you!