Meet the team.

Gray United Methodist Church has a dedicated group of staff/volunteer leaders who work with a passion for advancing the mission of the church.

Aaron Atchley

Lead Pastor
Aaron Atchley is an ordained elder in the Holston Conference and a life-long United Methodist. Aaron met his wife Brooke, a native of Blountville, while they were both students participating in a mission trip with the ETSU Wesley Foundation. The couple has served in ministry both in the local church and in community ministry. After many years of youth ministry, in 2008 Aaron left his position at Wesley Memorial UMC (Johnson City) and Brooke as Executive Director of Neighborhood Reconciliation Services, to further their education at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Aaron graduated with a Master of Divinity and Brooke with a Master of Servant Theology.

Brooke Atchley

Church and Community Worker
Brooke Atchley is an ordained deacon in the Holston Conference and is a commissioned missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries.  She currently serves as a Church and Community Worker Missionary and is the director of the Elk Garden School Community Ministries in Southwest Virginia.  She and Aaron have 2 young adult children and one grandchild.  Brooke's passion is connecting people together and with God.  If you have a passion or a talent, Brooke will help you figure out how to use that to glorify God and serve your neighbor.  

David Frost

David coordinates the worship and music programs here at Gray Church.  
He is the go to contact if you are interested in choir, handbells, praise band, technology support (sound board, camera operation, lights, etc), drama, or exploring what other gifts God has given you! 

Dawn Rambo

Need info?  Dawn is your go to contact for the office, as she is the hub of Gray Church's operation. She manages our office and business activities while being the face of the church.

Adrian Torres

Youth Ministry
Adrian is our director of youth ministries. He is also a graduate student and father of a wild little boy. If you have any questions about getting involved with the youth, feel free to reach out to him! 

Emilee Little

Children's Ministry
Emilee’s passion is working with the kids. Emilee and other volunteers take the kids on monthly outings, plan activities, meals, music and games for the kids on Sunday nights. We simply want the kids to know they are loved by God.

Kim Odle

Director of Gray UMC Preschool
As the preschool director, Kim works diligently to provide a safe space for the preschool children of our area to explore and learn about the world around them and God's love for them.  Contact  Kim for  more information about this ministry and to enroll your child.  

LinC Fellowship Groups

Interested in learning more about our weekly LinC fellowship groups, or wanting to find one to join?  Let us know


Debbie Sexton
Looking for a Sunday School Class, Bible Study or access to our Amplify online digital study library, contact Debbie.

Missions and Community Outreach

Brooke Atchley
Want more information about our Food Pantry, Community meals, or other mission and outreach ministries?  

Women's Ministries

Sandra Denney
Looking to learn more about our various women's ministries?



Community Building Use

Peggy Daugherty
Are you interested in hosting an event at Gray Church?  Reach out to Peggy and she will answer all of your questions and coordinate all of your needs.