Pastors / Directors

Jeremy Hickman

Lead Pastor

Jeremy and Autumn Hickman grew up and met in Davenport, Iowa. Jeremy and Autumn have been married for 16 years and have two children: Trenton (17) and Caden (12). Jeremy was called into ministry shortly after he was saved at age 27, and he became part of the staff at Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport where he served as the Junior High Pastor and the Campus Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel West Davenport for six and three years, respectively. Throughout his time at Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport, Jeremy completed his BA at Cornerstone University in Ministry Leadership.

Jeremy and his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in January 2017, and they are excited to see the Lord work through Vertical Church Albuquerque as it grows.

Brian Maggard

Associate Pastor

Brian and Stacey Maggard have been married for 19 years. They have have two girls at home, one daughter Samantha and one granddaughter Lily. His passion is discipleship through mentoring that encourages and exhorts Christians to understand and apply biblical principles. Brian received his undergrad in Biblical Studies through Liberty University and completed his M.Div. through Liberty, as well. Brian is also privileged to be part of the Tall el-Hammam (biblical Sodom) research project as a PhD candidate in conjunction with Trinity Southwest University and Veritas University.

Stev Trujillo

Pastor of Worship and Production

Stev and Monica have four children and have been married for over 15 years.  Shortly after marriage, Stev joined the Air Force and deployed to Iraq where he found his calling into leadership and ministry.  After returning, he used his talents in music to lead worship for a church and later planted a church in Rio Rancho.  After pastoring that church for eight years, he and his wife both felt the Lord leading them into a new chapter in ministry; leading worship again for Vertical Church Albuquerque.

Bill Jackson

Director of Vertical Men

Bill and Deb Jackson live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bill is an experienced business navigator who stands with and encourages business leaders to realize their full potential by helping them plot their course and provide direction to their destination. Bill holds an MBA degree from the University of Miami and a BBA degree in finance from Florida International University. He and his wife are committed to the work of the Lord here in Albuquerque.

Clarke Sherer

Pastor of Congregational Care

Clarke is retired from a retail clothing business after 35 years, and he has been in full-time ministry ever since.  Clarke has a heart and devotion to helping people recover from losses in their lives and bringing the Lords’ comfort to the broken hearted. He believes in shepherding the church by letting people know they are loved.


Dani Krambeer

Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Dani Krambeer comes from Davenport, Iowa where she was the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Iowa. Saved at age 13, Dani attended Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport student ministries throughout her junior high and high school years, and she came on staff shortly after graduation. She moved to Albuquerque in January 2017, and she is excited to see how the Lord will grow His Church in the ABQ area.