Our Team


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.


Heather Lawson

Buffalo Campus Children's Minister/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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


Amber Dunnavant

Cityview Worship Coordinator

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.


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.


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!).


Patrick Prodger

Emmanuel Resident

Patrick moved to East Tennessee after graduating from Ozark Christian College.  He currently attends Emmanuel Theological Seminary and is participating in their residency program.  Patrick is looking forward to marrying his fiancé, Julia, this spring!