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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

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Administrative Office

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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. She also teaches a 4th grade First Communion Class and a First Year Confirmation Class.


Yolanda Cortes
Office Manager
Administrative Assistant
Bulletin Coordinator

Mary Cecille Cervantes
Sacristy Coordinator

Suzanne A.
Assistant to The Pastor

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.

Guadalupe Tejeda
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Jim Hardy
Events Coordinator

Larry Lupian
Facilities Manager

Juan Carlos Ramos

Carmen Linares
Church Environment Coordinator

Alejandra Urbina
Administrative Assistant

Sister Margarita Gallardo
Baptism & Quinceanera 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
Jeny is responsible for coordinating the Confirmation and Youth Ministry program here at Corpus Christi and possesses over 9 years of experience working with teens in youth ministry and Confirmation. It was during her teenage years where she encountered God and fell in love with the faith and has since devoted her time and talents in outreach towards the youth of our church. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine in 2017, Jeny came to serve the youth of our parish and became a member of our community. When she is not working with Confirmation, you can often find her planning in her office or running around with the teens on Wednesday Youth Nights. 



Sherri Baumgardner
Religious Education Secretary


Araceli Ongyan
Preschool Director