Meet the team.

We are so blessed as a church to have a staff that pursues Jesus, and Loves people. Here is our team!

Phil & Kalyn Kight

Senior Pastor
Phillip is the senior pastor at Vertical Church. Phillip and Kalyn joined Vertical Church in 2019. They believe that Jesus can change the life of anyone and a relationship with Jesus is worth going all in for. Kalyn and Phillip enjoy rooting for Atlanta United, playing sports, good food, and most of all serving the Lord. The Kight’s also have one cat named Obi who is training to be a Jedi.

Tracey & Kent Reed

Children's Director
Tracey is the children’s director here at Vertical Church. She lives in Blairsville with her husband (Kent), two twin boys (Knox and Stockton), and her dog (Jingles).

Tracey's passion and focus is to make sure children know that Jesus loves them, knows God created them uniquely, and that they were made with a special purpose. She is incredibly intentional with relationships. When she’s not hanging out with kids, Tracey enjoys helping with Boy Scouts, gardening, relaxing by the lake, adventuring with her family, and laughing.

Chris & Krista Miller

Campus Pastor - Morganton
Chris is the campus pastor at Vertical Church in Morganton. Chris and Krista Miller have lived in Blairsville almost 20 years. While here they have received much joy from seeing young people develop their walk with Jesus through Bible study, mission trips and doing life together, it is their desire to see as many students as possible come to know Jesus in a deep, personal way. Chris and Krista have 3 adult children, Gabe, Kelsey and Katie (and a pup named Red). Krista is a teacher in Union County Middle School.  Both Chris and Krista love a good Mexican meal and some good BBQ.

Courtney & Mike Young

Campus Director - Hiawassee
Courtney is our Hiawassee Campus Director at Vertical Church and is currently leading our youth group and college student ministries. Courtney is a Blairsville native who attended Toccoa Falls College where she met her husband, Mike. They have been married for a little over three years, and they love doing life together in the North Georgia Mountains with their dog, Birdie. Courtney and Mike are passionate about Jesus and love to help build relationships and point others to Him. Coffee, disc golf, board games, and dog treats are a staple at the Young house.

Austin & Hadleigh Watson

Tech & Media Director
Austin Watson is the tech and media director of Vertical Church. Austin and Hadleigh are recently married and love serving together. Austin and Hadleigh are both graduates from Young Harris College.  Austin enjoys good coffee, playing guitar, creating art and forming intentional relationships. Austin's love for worship is a direct indication of his love towards Jesus.

Join a team of people WHO ARE passionate about Jesus.

We are always looking to build our team. From volunteers, internships, or even openings, we have lots of ways to get plugged in and serve at Vertical. Come join the family!