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building a community to reach a community


The staff at GFC exists to establish and equip the body to minister to itself and to the community according to our mission, vision, values and core strategies. Our goal is that every member be involved in some ministry either inside or outside the church.

Amanda Brown
Mountain View Coordinator

Amanda joined the GFC staff in 2016 as the Mountain View Coordinator. In her role, she will coordinate all GFC ministry at Mountain View Elementary School and work to further relationships with Mountain View families in the surrounding neighborhood. She is eager to share God's love with this special community!

Amy Fulkerson
Outreach Events Coordinator

Amy joined the GFC staff in 2017 as coordinator of GFC's key Outreach events; ECHO, Joy Prom and The Giving Depot. She's excited to serve in a role that reaches so many in our community through joy, love and God's amazing grace!

Andrew Smith
Hospitality & Assimilation Coordinator

Drew joined the GFC staff in 2015 as the Hospitality & Assimilation Coordinator. Relying on an extensive background in guest service and marketing, it is his desire and goal to ensure that every person who attends GFC has a remarkable experience with an emphasis on welcoming, informing, and serving each guest.

Ashlee White
Executive Assistant

Ashlee joined the staff in 2012 and serves as the Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor and the Family Life Team. Her role allows her to work with several ministry areas providing various administrative support in a creative way.

Blake Tyree
Tech Assistant

Blake joined the GFC team in 2016 as an intern for Student Ministry. Since then, he has joined Children's Ministry as a tech assistant. Blake enjoys the opportunities he has to influence students of all ages and the experience he is gaining from his fellow staff members.

Carolee Morrison
Student Ministry Coordinator

Carolee joined the Student Ministry team in 2014. She has always had a heart for teenagers and enjoys being involved with small group facilitation. Her hope is to help young people transition into adulthood with a strong spiritual foundation.

Dan Miller
Administrative Director

Dan serves as the Administrative Director. Since joining the GFC staff in 2009, he has managed the financial, business infrastructure and facilities operation of the church.

Donna Simmons
Executive Assistant

Donna has been on staff since 1997 and enjoys using her gifts to provide administrative support to the executive leadership at GFC and seeing people take next steps of faith.

Emily Webb
Office Coordinator

Emily has been the Office Coordinator at GFC since 2008. She provides administrative support to the staff and oversees the main office throughout the week.

Hannah Howell
Worship Arts Ministry Assistant / The Source Coordinator

Hannah joined the GFC team in 2017 as The Source Coordinator. In this role, she manages various aspects of the bookstore. In addition, she has transitioned into an administrative role with the Worship Arts team, assisting and supporting the Worship Arts pastor and ministry as a whole. 

Jacob Bouvier
Student Ministry Associate Director - 7th-8th Grade

Jacob joined the GFC staff in 2016 and serves on the Family Life Team as the Associate Director of Student Ministry focusing on Middle School. He is passionately and humbly committed to making a difference in the lives of students in a way that encourages them to better love one another, Jesus Christ, His Church and the world in which they live.

Jamie Ivey
Technical Director

Jamie joined GFC in 2014 and leads GFC's Technical Ministry. He serves to support all ministries in their use of audio/visual/lighting technology as an important tool to spread the Gospel in new, relatable, and inspiring ways.

Jennifer Daniel
Children's Ministry Director

Jennifer has been on staff since 2008 and oversees the Grace Kids and Access ministry teams. Her desire is to see the next generation change the world for Christ as they grow.

Jordan Ray
Technical Assistant

Jordan serves GFC as the technical assistant.  Jordan is a graduate of ETSU, where he has completed a degree in Digital Media.  He enjoys putting his talents and skills to use at GFC in the Worship Arts Ministry and Children's Ministry.

Jordy Whetsell
Worship Arts Associate

Jordy joined the GFC staff as Worship Arts Associate in 2016. Jordy leads the worship times during our high school services, works alongside our Technical Ministry Team, and occasionally leads the worship times during our weekend services. He and his wife Lyndsay and their daughters Norah and Luna are natives to the Tri-Cities area.

Katelyn Jorjorian
Adult Ministry Assistant

Katelyn joined the GFC staff in 2015 as a student ministry intern and transitioned to the role of Adult Ministry Assistant in June 2016. She supports local and global outreach, equipping, assimilation, care and recovery, men's ministry, and women's ministry.

Liz Judd
Communications Coordinator

Liz joined the GFC team in 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. Liz is passionate about reaching the community through media in order to inspire, inform, and invite participation in the life, mission, and purposes of Grace Fellowship. 

Lois Martin
Outreach Director

Lois oversees the Outreach ministry of Grace Fellowship Church. She has been on staff since 2006 and enjoys facilitating ministry outside the walls of GFC.

Malia Grant
Children's Ministry Associate Director - Elementary

Malia has been on staff since 2002 and is blessed to serve alongside the Grace Kids team through worship, engaging Bible stories and focused small groups.  She places a high value on partnering with families so kids can see what faith looks like when it's lived out daily. 

Marilyn Oliver
Business Coordinator

Marilyn serves as the Business Office Coordinator of the church. Since joining the staff in 2005, she has overseen the daily processing of financial information and various other business process duties.

Matt Murphy
Teaching Pastor

Matt is a Teaching Pastor. He serves on the Teaching Team and functions as the Staff Manager. He has responsibilities in the broad leadership and oversight of the ministries and operations of the church. He arrived at GFC in 2014.

Preston Davis
Student Ministry Pastor

Preston joined the GFC staff in 2015 and serves as the Student Pastor overseeing ministries to middle and high school students. He enjoys the process of coaching and equipping the body of Christ to invest in the lives of students and their families.

Rich Riesz
Recovery & Care Director

Rich joined GFC in 2014 and serves as the Recovery and Care Director. Rich's passion is seeing people freed from the bondage of sin to then serve and care for others.

Sanja Lyon
Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Sanja leads our Preschool Ministry. Sanja has been on staff since 2008 and desires to help others realize their place in God’s eyes - that they are loved unconditionally and intended for a great purpose in Him.

Sarah Hackney
Children's Ministry Associate Director - Early Childhood

Sarah has been on staff since 2010. She oversees our early childhood ministry and coordinates childcare for special events. Her desire is to help parents know that their children are loved through intentional, small group care so that they might better enjoy their own time of worship and Bible teaching.

Stacie Oligny
Children's Ministry Associate Director - 5th-6th Grade

Stacie serves as the Ministry Assistant to our children’s ministry team and oversees our ministry to 5th & 6th graders (Vertical). She joined our staff in 2013. Stacie has a passion to see kids grow in their knowledge of who they are in Christ and not who the world says they should be.

Stephen Mann
Worship Arts Pastor

Stephen joined the staff in 2011 and has a heart to develop a cohesive atmosphere of congregational worship. He leads the worship times during the services and also oversees creative arts that engage the mission of GFC.

Titus O'Bryant
Teaching Pastor

Titus serves on the teaching and executive teams. He provides leadership within adult ministries to facilitate the Ultimate Journey of being changed and used by Christ. He also enjoys running in and around Johnson City and, along with his wife Megan, keeping up with his three (exceptional) children.

Tom Oyler
Lead Pastor

Tom serves as our Lead Pastor and as an elder. Teaching and leading are his primary roles. He has been with Grace since 1980, and along with his family has almost “grown up” in Johnson City and GFC. Dallas Seminary honored Tom with its first Alumni Distinguished Service Award in April of 2013.