Bobby Warrenburg

Senior Pastor

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.

Ben Friedman

Associate Pastor

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 three young kids, Piper, Karis, and Hudson. 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 on the North Shore.

Richard Wallace

Ministry Associate for Mission

Richard came to New England from the other side of the Atlantic, growing up in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, before moving to Cambridge, England for university and a subsequent career as a Software Engineer. After working on staff for two churches in Northern Ireland, Richard decided to come to America to study for a Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Richard loves the North Shore and the people here and is passionate to see as many people as possible across Essex County hearing, understanding, and being changed by the gospel of Jesus. He and his wife, Tess, have been members of NSCBC since 2016 and now live in downtown Beverly. They love to spend as much time as possible outdoors on the North Shore, and are very fond of all the local seafood. Richard particularly enjoys playing and watching rugby, but is yet to find a sport that he doesn’t enjoy (Go Red Sox!)

Genesia Christensen

Director of Children’s Ministries

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!

Cameron Casey

Interim Youth Minister

Cameron grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan in Rochester Hills. His love for asking hard and meaningful questions about life led him to study philosophy at Wayne State University (MI). After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in 2015, he went on to study theology and ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), graduating in 2019. In addition to his responsibilities in youth ministry, he is pursuing his Th.M. at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry with an emphasis in theology. Currently, he is working on his thesis which bridges two of his passions, theology and philosophy, by combining Charles Taylor’s analysis of a secular age and Edward Schillebeeckx’s theology of hope. Prior to his youth minister position, Cameron spent four-years volunteering in NSCBC’s youth ministry, primarily working with high school students. He loves to build lasting relationships with students, walk alongside them through challenging times, and help spur on spiritual and communal growth. Over the past few years, Cameron has been on a spiritual journey of learning to talk less and listen more, both God and neighbor. He is married to the NSCBC’s worship director, Brittany. His other interests include spending time with friends, having meaningful conversations, cooking, fishing, camping, reading, and watching Gilmore Girls.

Ruth Feins


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.

Maria Reiss

Assistant Bookkeeper

Maria is from all over the Midwest and set down roots on the North Shore in 2009. She’s been a member of NSCBC since 2009 and has been involved in various ministry aspects of the church. She received her BA in Elementary Education from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and received her M. Ed as a math specialist from Gordon. She currently teaches middle school math and enjoys using her love of math to benefit the church as Assistant Bookkeeper. In her spare time, Maria enjoys playing volleyball, ultimate frisbee, taking stats for the church softball team, or sitting around a campfire with friends.

Julia Firicano

Office Manager

Julia grew up in the North Shore area. Her call to ministry and passion for discipleship led her to attend Gordon College where she received her Bachelor’s in Ministry and Biblical Studies with additional studies in special education. With a desire to build up children and families, Julia is now pursuing her Masters in Counseling with a focus in Marriage and Families at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. In her free time Julia enjoys singing, painting, and cooking; plus adventuring and ministering with her fiancè Nick. She loves to use her passions to glorify God. Julia has led children in worship in the local church and on missions. Julia hopes to grow in spiritual leadership to lead younger women in Christ. Julia is excited to see how the Lord will use her in the local and global church! Her special life verse is Matthew 5:8, Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.


The Deacons at NSCBC assist the Elders in achieving the mission of the church by caring for, praying for, and serving the individuals and families we worship alongside.

Debbi Tuck, Chair

Clay Range, Facilities

Mark Fitzgerald, Finance

Jim Maden, Treasurer

Joyce Botterill, at-large

Daniel Tuck, at-large

Joanne Ersing, at-large

Samuel Solberg, at-large

Lissa Whitley, at-large

Phil Whitley, at-large