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  • Phone: 919.969.8820
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  • Address: 800 Market Street  |  Chapel Hill, NC 27713

Service Times

  • Sundays: 8:30, 9:45, 11am, and 7pm

Debbie Arena

            Debbie Arena is the CUMC Director of Preschool Ministries.  Debbie has lived in Chapel Hill since 1977 with her husband, Scott.  She and Scott have two children.  Jennifer is a kindergarten teacher in Charlotte, and Matthew is a student at UNC - Chapel Hill.  Debbie and her family are active members at University United Methodist Church.

            Debbie’s background includes a degree from UNC in Early Childhood Education, a current North Carolina teaching certificate, NAEYC membership, DOPA membership, and many years of experience working with young children. She has taught children from age 3 up to third grade.  Debbie has always chosen to teach in Christian schools.

            At Christ Church Preschool, Debbie serves as the Preschool Director.  She works closely with children, teachers, parents, the preschool board, and the church staff to coordinate a top quality Christian preschool. Debbie was hired in January of 1999 as an educational consultant during the designing of the preschool program and then became the director when the preschool opened in August of that same year. Debbie is proud to be associated with Christ Church and sincerely enjoys her work.

            To obtain information about the preschool, or to reach Debbie in the preschool office, please call 919-969-1690 or email  .