Meet Our Leadership Team
Sean Richmond - Lead Pastor
Please note: Sean is currently away on a year-long "season of renewal" until July 2021 with Pastors John Prickett and Brendon Hollingsworth filling in for him during this time. You can read more about Sean's season of renewal by clicking here and watch a recording of the video announcement here.
Sean is the Lead Pastor at Antioch Waltham and one of the overseers for Antioch New England ("ANE"). He earned his Masters degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Sean and his wife Laura have five children.
Sean and Laura, along with an initial church plant team, started the first Antioch church in the Greater Boston area, pioneering domestic church planting for the Antioch International Movement of Churches.
Laura also co-founded Grace Preparatory Academy, a university-model school, in Newton, Massachusetts. Sean is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus, loving others, and discipling people into their God-given destiny. Sean and Laura also enjoy almost any outdoor activity, especially if it can be done as a family.
John Prickett - Interim Co-Lead Pastor
John graduated from Gordon College in 2006 and earned his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010. In 2008, John got involved with Antioch Greater Boston while helping start our church plant on the North Shore called Antioch Beverly.
John and his wife Jessie are passionate about helping others know God intimately as they have encounters with God's love and power. In John’s world there are no strangers, only friends he hasn’t met yet - lots of them. If you want to get to know John better, just ask him to play basketball, drink coffee, go surfing, or do just about anything else that is related to being at the beach.
Brendon Hollingsworth - Interim Co-Lead Pastor
The slight twang in Brendon’s accent betrays his Oklahoma upbringing. But all it took was a smile from a beautiful Boston College hockey player from Alaska to make Boston his (now their) home and Antioch Greater Boston his people.
Brendon is passionate about seeing marriages and families thrive as they live radically for Jesus and his Kingdom throughout each season of life. With the conviction that Jesus restores and redeems, Brendon and his wife, Sarah Joy, are continually growing and learning about what it means to humbly pursue justice and reconciliation. This journey to live lives of service and compassion has led them to multiple continents around the world. Brendon and Sarah Joy are parents to 3 amazing kiddos.
Bri Livingood - Children's Ministry Director
Bri and her family originate from Tucson, Arizona. She attended Simmons College for her undergrad work and attended ACC Brighton during that time. She was a part of the first Antioch Discipleship School ("ADS") class in 2004 and spent time in North Africa and Germany with Antioch teams in 2005. In Arizona, Bri worked at a small school as the Middle School Social Studies teacher and then became the Assistant Director after she completed her M. Ed. in leadership and public policy at the University of Arizona.
Bri is passionate about quality community and educational programs for kiddos. Her desire is to help raise up generations that are full of life and love as God created through grace and mercy in Jesus.
Christopher Greco - Worship Pastor
Christopher has been leading worship for over 30 years in the Boston area. He and his wife Dorothy feel most at home in multi-generational, multi-ethnic and Spirit-attuned settings. Weekdays, Christopher directs theatre at Lexington Christian Academy and manages their worship and performing arts center.
He describes himself as “equal parts contemplative, fiery Italian, neurotic stand-up improviser, and empathetic pastoral care-giver.” His training is similarly eclectic: film and TV at Boston University (B.S. 1985), playwriting at Brandeis (M.F.A.1992), and counseling and theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A. 2017).
Christopher and Dorothy love to kayak, hike, host, and collaborate with God in seeing the impossible come forth in the lives of men and women.
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.
Alaine Norcross - Antioch Discipleship School Director & Young Adults Coordinator
Alaine is a true Bostonian, born and raised in the Boston area. She has a background in management, customer service and coaching, but in this season, Alaine is directing our Intensive Discipleship School as well as helping to lead and strengthen our young adult (20’s and 30’s) ministry.
She has a passion for seeing lives transformed in the presence of Jesus. “As someone who knows a troubled past, I understand the Lord’s grace, forgiveness, compassion and comfort. I know our need to be known and the belonging we experience when we understand who He is and what He’s done for us.” She believes intimacy with Jesus is key to lasting change.
Nikki Benoit - Youth Ministry Resident
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 “should’s” 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.