our PASTORS

  • Hope Butcher

    worship pastor

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    Hope grew up in a minister's home, the fourth generation in her family called into full-time ministry. She spent her childhood with her parents and two sisters in Atlanta, GA, Knoxville, TN, and Portsmouth, RI. She studied music from a young age and has developed a wide range of musical interests.

    Hope married Josh Butcher in 2004 and they have four young children (Lex, Cole,  Ava, and Truitt). They moved to Chesapeake in 2010 to serve on staff at Vertical Church.

  • josh Butcher

    lead teaching pastor

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    Josh grew up in the metropolis of Chapmanville, WV (pop. 1,250). After graduating from seminary, Josh served as a student pastor in Tennessee. In 2010, he and his family moved to Chesapeake, VA to join the staff at Vertical Church, becoming the Lead Teaching Pastor in July 2011.

    Josh has been married to Hope (see above) since 2004. They have three boys (Lex, Cole and Truitt) and a girl (Ava).