Meet Our Leadership Team

Our Staff:

Mark Buckner - Lead Pastor

Mark is the lead pastor at Antioch Brighton and one of the overseers for Antioch New England ("ANE").  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.

John Lux - Associate Pastor

John was raised in New York State, but comes from a New England family. John is passionate about discipleship and small group ministry. He loves worship and prayer, and his own life was transformed in those environments when he was a junior at Boston University in the early years of Antioch Brighton. John spent 10 years serving Christ as an international team leader in North Africa with his brilliant wife and family. He still longs to be a part of the message of Jesus reaching every people and language and culture.

Becky Zukauskas - Staff & Worship Coordinator

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.

Nikki Benoit - Young Adult & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Growing up having an idea of who God was, Nikki’s life was radically transformed when she met Jesus personally and learned to live life with him as a best friend. Ever since, Nikki has been running after the fullness God has for her and encourages everyone around her into the same opportunity and joy. Nikki is passionate about people dropping the “shoulds” of life and religion to let God reveal who he really is, all while discovering his many unique invitations.

Nikki enjoys all things outdoors, cooking as a way of loving on people, and silly fun… she may even be known for a prank or two. Full of faith and zeal, Nikki knows prayer to be powerful and rejoices when students come to realize their true identity and the freedom available to them in their own hearts.

Courtney Hale - Communications & Events Administrator

Courtney’s life was transformed when she met Jesus in a real and powerful way as a student at Boston College. She loves the Word of God and is passionate about the local church. She values clear communication and longs to see the people of God walking in the fullness that God intended for them.

Sandra Asermelly - Children's Ministry Coordinator

Growing up in a Christian home, Sandra has loved to serve Jesus and His church with her life and talents for a long time.  After graduate school, she seriously committed her life to seeing churches planted and moved to Boston in 2001 to be part of Antioch Brighton. Sandra has served on staff in a variety of roles in the past, including in College Ministry, Young Adults Ministry, and Missions.

In her current Children’s Ministry role, Sandra is driven by a passion to see children find a relationship with Jesus and a love for the church.She also loves to laugh and have FUN! Sandra is married to Nick and lives with her 3 children in Newton.

John Clark - Director of Business 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 four children.

Our Local Board Of Elders:

Mark Buckner, Sandra Asermelly, John Clark and Dennis Luong.