Meet Our Leadership Team

Our Staff:

Mark Buckner - Pastoral Leader

Mark is the pastoral leader at Antioch Brighton and one of the overseers for Community of Faith International (“CFI”).  He holds a Master’s Degree from Fuller Seminary.

Mark and his wife Susan have four adult children, two of whom are married.  They have worked together in ministry for 30+ years in college ministry, international missions and church planting, and Susan is also a practicing pediatrician.

Mark is passionate about helping people discover their own gifts and passions through discipleship, mentoring, and coaching.

Kendra Aguilar - Women's Ministry, Communications And Events Leader

Kendra graduated from Baylor University where she received her BA degree in Communications in 1998.  She and her family moved to the Boston area in 2006 and quickly became involved at Antioch Community Church.

Kendra values good communication and loves pastoring women.  Kendra feels her call from the Lord is to strengthen the women of God and see them live out the promises of Isaiah 35:5-8.

Kendra and her husband Mike live in Watertown with their five daughters and three sons.

John Clark - Operations

John graduated from Florida International University in 1999 with a BBA in Business Administration, and in 2006 with a J.D. from New England School of Law, passing the Massachusetts bar exam that same year. He practiced law for approximately 4 years before feeling the Lord calling him to full time ministry with Antioch Community Church.

John believes that Godly business practices are essential, especially for a church.  He is passionate about coaching people and seeing their lives transformed as they discover their God-given destiny.

John is married to Lia and they live in Waltham with their three children.

Bree Curley - College Ministry Leader

Bree graduated from Baylor University and returned to her Massachusetts roots shortly after in 2012 to see Jesus move among college students in the Boston area.  She believes that college students contain the potential to live fully surrendered lives in an intentional discipleship focused community that impacts their campus now that sets them on a lifelong track of following Jesus to impact the world in the future.

She is currently finishing her Master of Arts in Global Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and loves any opportunity to have fun that you throw her way!

Phil and Leslie Masterson - Young Adults And Discipleship Ministry Leader

Phil graduated from Gordon College and got involved at Antioch Greater Boston in 2009.  After being completely rocked in the training school, he joined our church planting team in North Africa for two years.  While there, he met his wife Leslie, who was serving in Southeast Asia with another one of our church planting teams, and they returned to Boston in 2014, got married and came on staff.

Currently, Phil leads the Young Adult zone at Antioch Brighton and, along with Leslie, directs our discipleship training school. They are passionate about evangelism and discipleship and raising up people to go to the unreached peoples of the world.

Phil and Leslie live in Waltham, MA with their twin girls, Hannah and Ava.

Alyssa Tocci - Children's Ministry Leader

Alyssa graduated with a degree in education from Wheelock College in Boston in 2010, completed the Antioch Training School the following year, and has served in a variety of leadership roles in our Children’s Ministry since 2011.

Alyssa and her husband Tim have one sweet baby boy.

She is passionate about storytelling, kids’ discipleship, and partnering with families to raise world changers.

Becky Zukauskas - Worship Leader

Becky got involved at Antioch Community Church when she was an undergrad at Boston University.

In the thirteen years since, God has brought her on a journey of learning to live daily life for and with Jesus, singing his praise no matter the circumstances!  She loves seeing God's people become more aware of His presence, and seeing new worship leaders grow.

She and her husband Andrew have two daughters and live in Brighton.

Our Ministry Leaders:

Tricia Kiefer

Justice Engagement Team Coordinator

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Sandra Asermelly

Guest Ministry Coordinator

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Madilyn Park

Prayer Ministry Coordinator

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Our Local Board Of Elders:

At Antioch Brighton we strongly believe in biblical accountability to our local board of Elders. Feel free to talk to any of them to find out more about our church.


From left to right: Mark Buckner, Michael Ellis, Justin Coaxum, Kendra Aguilar, John Clark and Ron Goode.