Dale Wallace Executive Director

Dale grew up in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Religion. In college Dale spent his summers at Kanakuk Kamps and served as a Counselor, Unit Coordinator, Social Media Director, and the Programs Director. After graduating from Baylor, Dale went on to the Watermark Residency Program and worked with students at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. Dale’s passion is to connect students to the church and for students to know God and to make Him known.


Chambers swiggart | Associate director

Chambers grew up in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Corporate Communication. In college Chambers spent his summers working at T Bar M Camps and interning for a local church in Waco, TX. Chambers’ passion is to disciple students and push them towards daily abiding in Jesus.


Jacie grew up in Benton, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Apparel Merchandising and a minor in Marketing. After college, Jacie went on to be trained for international missions at YWAM in Los Angeles, CA. After this, she went to Dallas, TX and was trained in the Watermark Fellowship Program at Watermark Community Church, where she worked for the young adult ministry, The Porch. Jacie’s passion is to see students from all walks of life go from dead in their sin to abundant life through faith in Jesus.


Student Leadership



Vertical operates under the guidance of a Board of Directors.

These board members help ensure that Vertical is faithful to accomplish the mission that God has given to the ministry and also oversee the finances of the ministry to ensure that Vertical’s resources are stewarded well.

CARTER HOPKINS – Baylor alumni, founder of Vertical Ministries

BO WEATHERSBEE – Baylor alumni, founder of Vertical Ministries

STEVE WHITEHEAD – Baylor alumni, parent of Baylor alumni, church elder

AFSHIN ZIAFAT– Speaker at Vertical Ministries for three years

BLAIR BROWNING – Baylor alumni, Baylor professor

TIMOTHY ATEEK (TA) – Executive Director of Breakaway Ministries, former director of Vertical Ministries