Leadership Team

Elders and Staff

Brad raby

Lead Pastor  

Brad grew up just outside of Knoxville in the wonderful small town of Oliver Springs, Tennessee.  He met his wife, Julie, while attending college and seminary in Chattanooga. They have been married to since 2002. Julie is a local school counselor and together they have 4 kids: Rylee (14), Drew (11), Kato (11) and Simon (8). Brad has served the local church as a pastor for over 20 years. He joyfully and gratefully serves as the Lead Pastor for Fellowship West. His passion is to see people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and the community flourish through the power of the Gospel. Additionally, Brad enjoys coaching softball, smoking delicious meats and building stuff with wood.

Casey Anderson

Pastor for Spiritual Formation

Casey’s heart beats for relational ministry and caring for people's souls. She seeks to spread joy and nurture wholeness in others by connecting them to the deep love and intimacy of Jesus. She makes disciples through spiritual formation and direction, prayer, hospitality, and exhortation. 

Neil Anderson

Pastor for Community & Leadership Development

With extensive leadership experience in church and non-profit ministry—including a decade as Lead Pastor and many years of providing pastoral care, discipleship, and coaching to Christians from all walks of life— Neil is uniquely equipped to offer trusted mentoring and leadership training to strengthen believers and catalyze the ministry of the local church. 

Atlee McSpadden

Pastor of Fellowship Families and Kids

Atlee grew up in Knoxville, but found her way to living on the gulf coast for several years. Her background includes preschool education, non-profit management, and leadership development. After moving back to Knoxville in 2017, Atlee began a residency at Fellowship Middlebrook in disciple-making ministries. Some of her favorite things include hiking, reading, podcasts, tea, coffee, and helping people find community and connection.

Betty Miller

Coordinator of Ministry Administration

Betty is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.  She and her husband, Mike, met while in high school in Orlando, Florida and married in 1982.  They moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2008 and became a part of Fellowship Church later transitioning to Fellowship West in 2016.  They have one adult daughter, Shea.  Betty received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Public Administration. She worked in higher education administration for over 24 years before joining the Fellowship West team in September 2020.  Betty enjoys traveling, especially beach trips, and spending time with family and friends.

Landon Reynolds

Church Planter in Residence

We’re excited to announce the first Koinonia Network Church Planter will be serving, learning, growing, and launching from Fellowship West. 8 years ago Fellowship Middlebrook launched our community. Over the year+ we’ll have the opportunity to multiply a new Gospel-formed community into Knoxville.

Landon and his wife, Leeanna are from Knoxville. They have three lovely children, Norah, Roman, and Charlee. Some of Landon enjoys martial arts, traveling, and all things East Tennessee.

Elijah Tafao

Interim Pastor of Worship Ministry

Elijah grew up in Hawaii and Samoa. He's married to Stacey and dad to Olivia and Isaiah. They reside in Oak Ridge.
Elijah has served as a pastor for over 20 years. He's currently a dean and teacher at Paedia Academy here in Knoxville. He loves to work out and travel with his family. 

Jay Warrick


Jay was raised in North Carolina and met his wife, Nancy, while attending medical school at East Carolina University. They were married in 1988 and lived in Charleston, S.C. where Nancy worked as a registered nurse and Jay completed his medical training in rheumatology. They moved to Knoxville in 1991 and have been members at Fellowship since 2004. They transitioned to the West campus in 2017.  They have four children - Ryan, Hannah, Sydney and Amy.  Jay serves in the worship ministry and Nancy is active in children’s ministries. The Warricks enjoy spending time outdoors. Nancy loves horseback riding and Jay enjoys gardening and fly fishing.

Kyle Landis


Kyle is a northern transplant from Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Cairn University with a dual degree in Business Management and Biblical Studies he worked in the marketplace for over a decade in regional and national sales positions. In 2011, in conjunction with a local church, Kyle and Kristi planted the Hallstead Campus of Bridgewater Church.  Over the course of the next several years they helped coach and plant several other campuses in the upstate region of PA and Southern Tier of NY. In 2014 Kyle was called to Knoxville to lead the new church planting efforts for Fellowship Church. Kyle was the founding pastor of Fellowship West, and since stepping down from that role he now works as the Pastor of Church Mobilization which includes church planting and local impact for the Fellowship Middlebrook Location. Kyle has been married to Kristi for over 20 years and has 2 children Mia (15) and Micah (13). He loves to spend his free time kayaking, biking and playing or coaching soccer.

Brandon Brown


Brandon was born in Illinois and raised in the Netherlands, Virgina, California and back to Chicago. He met his wife Missy in high school. They dated through college while he got a degree in business administration from the University of Vermont and she double majored in education and math from North Park University in Chicago. They married in 2001 and Brandon began his career in healthcare IT. In 2018 Brandon was able to work remotely and he and Missy moved to Knoxville with their three kids, Ashley, Nicole and Luke. Missy home schools the kids and does book keeping for local businesses. They love spending time in the mountains as a family, biking, climbing and camping.  Brandon serves in worship ministry tech, life groups and men's ministry.

William (Bill) Cahill


Bill was born in Washington D.C., Bill and his wife Melanie have called Knoxville TN home for over 28 years.  They have four adult children, Zachary, Joshua, Jared and Elijah.  Zachary resides in Washington D.C. with his wife Mellissa and Bill’s first grandchild, Killian.  The other three young men live in Knoxville.  Bill has been graced with over thirty-six years of marriage to Melanie, the great gift and joy in his life.  Bill has recently retired after thirty years of service in the Department of Energy and enjoys working and serving with a local nonprofit organization caring for the fatherless in West Africa.  Both Bill and Melanie enjoy serving in their local church and in local compassion ministry organizations throughout their community.  When not serving in their church or community they can be found enjoying hikes in the mountains, family time, working on their lake house, or traveling.