Mike and Becca Medori are the founders and lead Pastors at Vertical Church located in Blairsville, GA. Mike and Becca both have a passion to see people be raised to life with the good news of Jesus. Mike and Becca live in Blairsville GA with their two dogs Marvin and Daisy. Mike is all about a good dad joke and Becca is one of the most generous people you will ever meet. Both have a love for good coffee and good food. Mike and Becca have committed their lives to the love, grace, and mercy of Christ to the ends of the earth.
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.
MIller family - Youth
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 lazy dog, Duncan). Krista is a teacher in the Union County Alternative Education Program. Both Chris and Krista love a good Mexican meal and some good BBQ.
REED FAMILY - Children’s
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 (whether it's with staff, children, or the families she serves). 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.
Austin Watson - worship
Austin Watson is the worship leader of Vertical Church. Currently Austin is a junior at Young Harris College, majoring in English. Austin is wise beyond his years. He enjoys good coffee, playing guitar, and intentional relationships. Austin's love for worship is a direct indication of his love towards Jesus.