We believe that Jesus is the true leader and ultimate pastor of our church. We believe that Jesus provides his church with leaders who give their lives to serve and care for the church. Jesus gave the church a few offices to help structure leadership. First, we are led by what we call elders or pastors. Second, we also have deacons who function in a lead servant role. Third, our members function like an office. We believe that membership at the church is an important commitment that comes with responsibilities to live out the "one anothers" of the faith to care for each other and to be involved in the direction and decision making of the church.
Aaron Peters, Lead Pastor
Aaron is the lead Pastor for CoaH Brighton. He and his wife Emily are pursuing foster care and adoption in the Boston area and call Brighton home. They are working to finalize the adoption of their foster daughter by the end of the year.
He has been working in ministry since 2011 and joined the staff at CoaH Brookline in 2017 in preparation to start CoaH Brighton. He holds a B.A. in Middle Grade Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a M.Div from Southeastern Seminary. He enjoys reading, writing music, playing guitar, and watching baseball.
Nick Santostefano, Worship Director
As the Worship Director, Nick is responsible for not only the praise music that happens on Sunday, but in fostering a culture of worship at CoaH Brighton. He has a desire to see people worship God through music and personal holiness. Originally from Connecticut, Nick has been a worship pastor for the past 12 years at various churches in CT, VA and now MA. He is the 'Son of a Preacher Man' who is passionate about music, food and family. He enjoys the outdoors and connecting with people on a personal level.
Kelly Jacobs, Kids Director
Kelly is the director of the children’s ministry at City on a Hill Brighton. She is responsible for coordinating weekly volunteers, planning events to engage children and their families, and most importantly, teaching children how to love and follow Jesus with all of their heart.
Kelly has her Bachelors in Elementary Education and was a teacher for 5 years in a classroom setting. She enjoys Crossfit, spending time with her family, and going to the beach. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, Daniel.
Mandy McKamie, College Coordinator
As the College Coordinator, Mandy is focused on connecting our college and college-aged students to one other & the mission of Jesus. She oversees discipleship, events, campus relationships, & care for our students. Mandy is also handling the social media for our church. Mandy studied Social Work in college & has worked in college ministry for 3 years.
Mandy also works at a local coffee shop and enjoys making coffee, a lot. She also loves wandering around Boston & New England, hanging out with friends, exploring art museums, loving on her dog, doing photography & watching through her massive movie collection.
Emily Peters, Administrative Assistant
Emily has been the administrative assistant for City on a Hill Brighton since 2017. She handles the day to day operations of the church, including event planning, community partnerships, logistics communication, and more. Emily and her husband, Aaron, are pursuing adoption through the foster care system in the Boston area.
Emily has been working in ministry on a church staff since 2012. She received her Bachelor’s degree in both International Business and Management as well as a Certificate in Business Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Emily enjoys reading, taking walks with the family dog, and having dance parties with her daughter.