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

Associate Pastor
Brooke Atchley is an ordained deacon in the Holston Conference.  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

Music & Worship
David coordinates the worship and music programs here at Gray Church.  

David is the 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! 

Stacy Riles

Need info?  Stacy is your  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.

Carla Mitchell

Director of Gray UMC Preschool
As the preschool director, Carla 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  Carla 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?