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Parish Staff

Parish Staff


Reverend Efrain Bautista
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Reverend Claro Ortiz
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Associate Pastor

Deacon Wil Hollowell
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Pastoral Associate

Deacon Alan Pangilinan
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Pastoral Associate

Deacon Raul Milan
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Pastoral Associate

To schedule an appointment with any of our clergy members, please contact the Parish Office.

Administrative Office


Ashley Cueva
Administrative Assistant

Ashley has been a parishioner at Corpus Christi for more than 10 years. At Corpus Christi, she is the Social Media Administrator where she maintains all of the Parish social media accounts such as the parish website, parish app and the parish facebook. She is currently going to school at Grossmont College, in hopes of being a Nurse. Other than going to school, she has a passion for singing. Ashley is currently one of the Cantors at Corpus Christi and sings weekly at the 5pm Mass on Sundays.

Margaret McLaughlin
Administrative Assistant
Bereavement Coordinator

Margaret became a member of Corpus Christi in 1989 after being a founding parishioner of St. Michael’s for 30 years. She worked as an Investment Assistant in the Treasurer's Department of the City of San Diego for 31 years. She was also employed by the Diocese of San Diego as the Diocesan Preschool Consultant for 24 years. She developed programs for the teachers and the children as well as writing two manuals that were used in the preschool program. Currently, she is the Administrative Assistant and Bereavement Coordinator for the parish. She also teaches 4th grade First Communion in the Religious Education program.

Patricia Pinal de Perez
Baptism Coordinator
Administrative Assistant


Patricia Piñal de Perez became a parishioner since 2004. She has answered God's call to serve the church as the Baptism Coordinator at Corpus Christi Parish. She loves to travel and thanks God for the Grace of marriage and having a beautiful family.

Yolanda Cortes
Administrative Assistant
Bulletin Coordinator

Mary Cecille Cervantes
Liturgical Coordinator

Suzanne A.
Assistant to The Pastor/Office Manager

Peter Luciano
Director of Music Ministry

Peter is a native of New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Piano Performance, from New Jersey City University. Upon graduation, he spent many years as a Music Director for Regional and Community Musical Theatre Companies in the New York City Metropolitan area. After relocation to San Diego in 1991, he served as Music Director at St. Charles Catholic Church in South San Diego for 15 years, and then as Music Teacher and Theatre Manager for Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista for 2 years. Peter is also the music director for the Rite of Election and other Diocesan events here in San Diego. He has also studied piano with Karen Follingstad, Ph.D., while enrolled in the Master of Music program in Piano Performance, at San Diego State University. Currently, Peter is the Music Director at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Elena Arteaga

Guadalupe Tejeda

Jim Hardy
Events Coordinator

Larry Lupian
Interim Facilities Manager

Juan Carlos Ramos

Carmen Linares
Church Environment Coordinator

Religious Education

Mike Wickham
Director of Religious Education
(619) 482-3953

I am a graduate of San Diego State University an the University of San Diego School of Law. My wife, Melba and I were married in 1971. We are blessed with a son and two daughters, all of whom are married to wonderful spouses. We have one granddaughter, Madison, who is the love of our life for Grandma Melba and Papa Mike. I became the Director of Religious Education at Corpus Christi Parish in 2001, it has been and still is the most rewarding time of my life. The program has grown to more than 900 children in Kindergarten through the 8th grade. The program also includes The Rite of Initiation of Christian Adults (RCIA) as well as Adult Bible Study and Bible Study for Parents. My hobbies are reading legal novels and mysteries as well as watching all sports, particularly football and golf.

Jeny Aquino
Confirmation and Youth Ministry


Sherri Baumgardner
Religious Education Secretary


Araceli Ongyan
Preschool Director