Chris Gilbert

Chris Gilbert

Lead Pastor

Pastor Chris and his family felt God calling them to start Vertical Church in 2009. The church then launched in the spring of 2010. Chris has 28+ years of full-time ministry experience serving in Lexington, KY, Indianapolis, IN and St Louis, MO.

He is married to Stephanie, his youth camp sweetheart and ministry partner. They have a beautiful daughter Haven who has been an integral part of the church planting and growing. Chris has an exciting vision for Vertical Church and the great people of this area!

Pastor Chris has served on many boards, committees and has spoken in several conferences, camps and training events. His favorite of all these things is his family and pastoring Vertical Church. Oh yeah, he’s also a Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Brian Oliver

Brian Oliver

Executive Pastor

Briana Howe

Briana Howe

Worship Pastor

Stephanie Gilbert

Stephanie Gilbert

Connections Pastor

Andrew Howe

Andrew Howe

Youth Pastor

Candace Balzano

Candace Balzano

Ministries Coordinator

Haven Gilbert

Haven Gilbert

Administrative Assistant

Joy Grabowski

Joy Grabowski

Business Administrator

Natasha Oliver

Natasha Oliver

Kids Ministry Director

Vertical Church