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Our Team

Eric & Sandra Bucci, Senior Pastor

Pastor Eric became the second pastor of Cornerstone Church in 2002. He has been full time in vocational ministry since earning a Master of Divinity in Practical Theology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA in 1996. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate studies at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. Pastor Eric has served in various pastoral roles at a number of churches in Colorado Springs and Connecticut.  Pastor Eric married his wife Sandra on June 17, 2000 and they have three children: Luke, Hannah, and Matthew.

Rich Cortese, Associate Pastor

Pastor Rich joined Cornerstone Church in January 2019. His primary responsibilities are the Dream Team and Small Groups. He grew up in Waterbury, CT where he met his wife, Nadine and they were married in 1989. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. Before coming to Cornerstone, Pastor Rich was the founding pastor of Garden City Church in Beverly, MA. 

John Williams, Creative Arts

John joined the team at Cornerstone in August of 2019. John serves as Creative Arts Director overseeing our worship and production teams. John was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where he met his wife Katherine in the eighth grade. John is passionate about worship leading and songwriting. He loves graphic design, board games, and coffee. He and Katherine were married in October 2016.

Neisa Nunez, Children's Ministry

Neisa, along with her family, has been attending Cornerstone Church since 2010. Neisa grew up in New York where she married her high school sweetheart, Freddy. Prior to moving to CT, Neisa attended Elohim Christian Church in Queens and served on the worship team as well as leading the children’s ministry. Neisa is using her education to lead the children's ministry at Cornerstone.

Hiram Gandia-Torres, Youth Ministry

Hiram joined Cornerstone in the summer of 2019. Before assuming this position, he served Cornerstone as a summer intern. Currently, Hiram is a student at the College of The Holy Cross where he is preparing for a career in education and social work. His passion is to help teens Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference.

Janine Mahan, Administration

Janine began serving as a church administrator in the summer of 2016. She helps to oversee a number of areas in the church from special events to decor to buildings and grounds. She and her husband Kevin have been attending Cornerstone for over 12 years. They have three amazing kids and reside in Cheshire, CT.

Cinthia Gutierrez, Administration

“Cinthia and her husband Berny have been a part of Cornerstone for 15 years where they have both served in various capacities. Most recently, Cinthia serves in accounting, and as the Small Groups administrator, as well as the Coordinator for Growth Track. Cinthia and Berny have two children (both amazing as well) and live in Prospect, CT.”