Our Staff


Bobby Warrenburg, Senior Pastor
Email: bobby@nscbc.org

Bobby is excited to lead a church that is committed to making disciples, reaching the lost, and living on mission together. Bobby is originally from Austin, TX, and received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master’s in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. After spending some time working in business, he felt a call to ministry and went to China with his wife, Julie, for three years as a church planter. Bobby then came to New England to study at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. He has most recently served for eight years at a church in Southwest London as the Associate Pastor and then Senior Pastor. Bobby and Julie have four children: William, Grace, Annie, and Lucy. Bobby enjoys cycling, reading, Netflix, meals with friends, and (don't tell anyone) bird-watching.

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

We are currently seeking to fill this full time position. Learn more at search.nscbc.org.

MelissaMelissa Lowther, Ministry Associate
Email: melissa@nscbc.org

Melissa grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Valley Forge as a theological studies major, minoring in church music. She also graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) with a Master of Divinity degree. Melissa began as the Office Administrator at NSCBC and moved into the Ministry Associate role in January 2017. She's excited to help implement and support ministries of the church as we seek a gospel movement on the North Shore. Melissa has been a member of NSCBC since 2011. Her other interests include exploring the North Shore with her husband Greg, singing, and enjoying all things chocolate.

Ben Friedman, Youth Pastor
Email: youth@nscbc.org

Ben is originally from Moorestown, NJ, a suburb just outside of Philadelphia. He attended college at the University of Alabama, where he was converted, and eventually received his call to ministry. His wife, Stephanie, and he were previously in Southern California for three and a half years, where he served as a youth pastor, and received his Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (GGBTS), before joining NSCBC in October 2017. He and Stephanie have two young kids, Piper and Karis. His hobbies include running, hiking, reading, exploring the area with Stephanie, and generally trying to keep up with his kids. Ben is excited to pray for and labor for a gospel movement among the youth of the North Shore.

Peter Vantine, Director of Worship Ministries
Email: worship@nscbc.org

Peter is thankful to be ministering with and to a church family that is focused on Gospel movement. He feels that when believers worship together “in Spirit and in truth,” God transforms our gatherings into “more than we can ask or imagine” and makes space for God to reveal Himself to us. He has been composing, arranging and producing music professionally for over 30 years, recording multiple solo piano albums and having music featured in concert as well as in Film and Television. He also teaches private music lessons. During much of this time he has been devoted to providing music for worship, prayer and healing—creating Sacred Spaces in the local church and throughout New England. Peter earned Bachelor’s degrees in Film Scoring and Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s in Music Education from Boston University. He is blessed daily by his wife, Laurie, and two grown children, Sammi and Micah. He enjoys just about anything that has to do with music, but also enjoys cooking, reading and movies.

Genesia Christensen, Director of Children’s Ministries
Email: childrenat-signnscbc.org

Genesia, along with her husband Eric, have been blessed to attend NSCBC for the past 20 years, serving in just about all of the children's ministry areas.  She came to the area from Vermont, while attending Gordon College where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and English.  She continued on to receive her Master's in Education from the University of New England.  After teaching for several years, she decided to stay home while raising their three children; Madelyn, Aiden and Owen.  Living in Gloucester, her family loves doing anything and everything at the beach!

Ted C., Volunteer Director of Outreach MinistriesChild,Ted
Ted is thankful to be a part of God's family in general, and specifically the church family at NSCBC. He is a New Englander, having grown up in Manchester, NH, and then moved to Boston to pursue molecular biology at MIT and BU, with the intention of heading into medicine. But God redirected those plans and led him and his wife, Debbie, to East Asia with Cru to reach college students in urban areas with the gospel. They spent 17 years there along with their two wonderful daughters, Amanda and Lindsay. They returned to the U.S. in 2015 to continue to reach college students with Cru, but now in the needy field of the U.S. Ted recently finished a Master of Divinity degree at GCTS. Ted is a ridiculously devoted Patriots and Red Sox fan, likes C.S. Lewis almost as much as Bobby does, enjoys board games, goes on early morning runs while listening to podcasts and audio books, and plays a surprisingly mean game of ultimate frisbee for an old guy.

Kim Brodie, Volunteer Connect Ministries Coordinator
Email: connect@nscbc.org

Kim is originally from Upstate New York and is a big Syracuse University basketball fan. She moved to the North Shore two years ago to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Masters of Art in the Old Testament and Discipleship. With a goal of spending as little time in the library as possible, you can find her exploring different parts of the area typically with textbooks in tow. Influenced by the community she experienced in Young Life, she is enthusiastic about creating spaces for others to connect not only with God but also where they can be known and loved by others.

Ryn Grant, Administrative Assistant
Email: office@nscbc.org

Ryn is excited to be a part of a church that is looking to connect with the community.  Originally from Maine, she attended Gordon College, graduating with a double major in art and youth ministry, and then moved to Beverly with her husband Kevin in 2012.  There, they opened The Castle: A Board Game Cafe in 2015, as an attempt to create a positive space for all ages downtown.  They began attending NSCBC in 2016, with Ryn taking on the Administrative Assistant position in early 2017.  Ryn enjoys watching movies, reading comics and geocaching with her sons, Colin and Elijah.

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Email: bookkeeperat-signnscbc.org

Ruth Feins grew up in Scotland, graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a science degree. She has lived in Beverly for about 10 years with her husband Dan, 2 teenage daughters (Becca and Iona), and their dog, cat and bird. Ruth has been a member of NSCBC since 2007 and has served in a variety of ministry areas including worship ministries, Christian education, and community care. Her interests include singing, learning to play the piano, arts and crafts, and nature walks with the dog.

Rob Willington, CaretakerWillington,Rob
Email: caretakerat-signnscbc.org
Bio coming soon.