Pastor Jonathan Bowling



Bob Norem, Music Director

Bob joined the staff as director of music ministries in July 2015. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he obtained a bachelor of arts in music (1993) and a bachelor of science in marine biology (1992). Bob also holds teaching certifications in music and middle grades science. He has taught for 19 years, the last 14 being at Topsail Middle School in Hampstead, where he teaches band and marine biology.

Before joining Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, Bob served in music ministries for 20 years at several churches in the Wilmington area, with the last 11 years being at Topsail Presbyterian Church in Hampstead. In addition to his music ministry and teaching he is also the Orchestra Manager for the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Bob is a member of the American Guild of Organists, North Carolina Music Educator’s Conference, North Carolina Bandmaster’s Association Eastern District, North Carolina Association of Educators, and the National Association for Music Educators.


Pat Varno, Office Administrator

Pat started working for our church in August 2006. Her responsibilities include office administration, editing and printing, reception, and managing about 1,000 details at any one time. She and her husband have four children.

The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 A.M.-2:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Please call first if you are planning to stop by to be sure someone is available.)

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