The Living Vertizontal podcast

Living Vertizontal Podcast Recording. From left to right: Nick Gebhart, Derek Chase, Brittany Chase, and Natasha Gebhart

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Our Story

The Living Vertizontal podcast emerged out of a desire to continue these Jesus-led conversations throughout the week.

We believe Jesus is continually speaking to His creation through His Holy Spirit. Every Sunday morning we sit around tables in an elementary school in expectation that He will continue to speak to us directly, through scripture, and through our brothers and sisters in Christ who sit at these tables with us.

There, we allow Jesus to shape our hearts and mold our desires, transforming us into His image. Each week we leave those tables with more to be shared and more to be learned.

It is our hope that as the Spirit leads us, He will also lead you, and our time around these tables will extend into your homes, places of work, and commutes, that together, we might embrace living vertizontal.

What is living vertizontal?

Well, it is a mashup of Vertical and Horizontal. It is an ethic or way of living where we acknowledge the role Jesus has in our lives and then choose be like Jesus to those around us.


Daily choice to build a relationship with Jesus through; reading his word, talking to Him and listening in expectation.


Daily choice to be around and interacting with other people.


Where these two choices combine in life. As we live in relationship with others we choose to move slow enough to allow Jesus to lead us in these relationships.

About the hosts:

Brittany Chase is currently serving as a member of The Church at Riverstone church plant team in Madera, California and works in health care. Brittany earned a bachelors in nursing from West Virginia University (2009) and a masters of business administration in healthcare management from Western Governors University (2019). Brittany and her husband Derek help serve the surrounding community at Peanut's Closet and are registered foster parents.

Derek Chase is serving as an associate pastor at The Church at Riverstone in Madera, California where he also coordinates Peanut's Closet, a foster closet that supports foster and reunifying families. Derek has earned a bachelors degree in general studies from Marshall (2016) and a masters of ministry from Mount Vernon Nazarene University (2019).

Natasha Gebhart is presently serving alongside her husband, Nick, as co-pastor of The Church at Riverstone. Previously, Natasha and Nick served as co-pastors of Family Life at Phoenix First Church of the Nazarene in Arizona. Prior to accepting a call to full time ministry, Natasha taught biological sciences at a private Christian High School in Turlock, California and served alongside her husband in student ministries. She has earned a bachelors in mathematics from Point Loma Nazarene University (2010) and a doctorate in biochemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington (2015).

Nick Gebhart is presently serving as co-pastor of The Church at Riverstone. Prior to this assignment, Nick served as co-pastor of Family Life in Phoenix, Arizona, Pastor of Student Ministries in Denair, California, and Youth Pastor and Preschool Director in Bloomington, Indiana. He has earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University (2010), a masters of divinity (2019) from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a doctorate of ministry in discipleship and spiritual formation (2023) from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

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