Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Pastor Craig Ham

Pastor Craig Ham joined Genesis UMC in July 2008. Equipping and growing a church that makes disciples is his number one priority. Pastor Craig comes from a musical background. However, God had something different in mind and called him into ministry in 1995. Over the past twenty-seven years Pastor Craig has served three churches and is excited for what God has instore for the future of Genesis. Pastor Craig believes and stands upon the Word of God for three things;…
Administrative Assistant

Laura Harmon

Laura and her husband Glen have been members of Genesis since 2009.  Laura graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s in public health. The majority of her career was spent in healthcare administration. Upon retirement from healthcare, she was seeking a part time job and is very happy to be working at Genesis and advancing God’s kingdom.
Director of Music Ministries

Marla Ham

Marla joined the Genesis Music Department in September of 2009.  Her joy is accompanying and directing those who love to sing, play and make music in their heart for the Lord.  Her philosophy:  if you have been musically blessed, share it in your own special way!  Marla and Craig have actually lived and worked together for 34 years and the love of their life is their daughter, Sarah. We are blessed!   Favorite 70’s group – The Pointer Sisters and…

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson joined the Genesis team in 2022. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and has been teaching music and leading youth and adult groups in music ministry for over 20 years. She has a passion for worshipping God through music of all types. She is married to her best friend, Chris, and has three wonderful daughters, one in college, one in middle school, and one in diapers. A native of Georgia, Ch enjoys vacationing at the…
Director of Children’s Ministries

Liliana Mariano

Liliana Mariano joined Genesis in 2014.  She is a native from Caracas, Venezuela and holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.  She moved to North Carolina in 2000 to raise her two children with her husband Gonzalo.  She has been working in Children’s Ministry for the last 17  years – and loved it every minute.  She thinks teaching children about the Bible and how to pray is the most rewarding way of making…
Director of Youth Ministries

Michele Hundley

Michele and her husband, Robert, joined Genesis in 2006. In the fall of 2007 Michele stepped up to help out in Youth Ministries as a volunteer and in 2011 she became the director.  Michele has a MS degree from Radford University in Counseling Psychology. She is the mom of two grown kids. She loves teaching the Bible and mentoring students! Favorite Bible story: Jonah Favorite vacation: Disneyworld (sorry, Robert) Favorite food: I like all kinds of food – just depends…
Director of Adult Ministries

Malana Houser

Malana and her family joined Genesis UMC in 2005, and she has joined the church staff as Director of Adult Ministries.  Since joining Genesis, she has played with the Resounding Joy handbell choir, serves as a Youth Leader and has been involved with several missions.  Malana has a degree in Communications/Marketing from East Carolina University.  She was born and raised in eastern NC and loves spending time on the Pamlico River.  She enjoys going on vacation with her family, riding…
Director of Adult Ministries

Pam Smith

Pam Smith is a native to North Carolina. She joined Genesis in 2008. She graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Economics. Pam has enjoyed being involved in many things at church and loves to volunteer in the community with several charity organizations. Her passion is helping others. She is excited to work with Adult Ministry at Genesis and be a part of people forming relationships with each other and enjoying good fellowship.…
Congregational Care and Communications

Kim Kligerman

Kim and her husband Norm joined Genesis in 2001. They have 2 adult daughters and 1 granddaughter. Kim grew up in Seattle, WA and attended the University of Washington, earning a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  She spent 21 years working in various engineering and management positions.  Kim joined the Genesis office staff in 2005, and now serves as Director of Congregational Care and Communications. She is a Stephen Leader and Stephen Minister.  Here are some of Kim’s favorites:…
Childcare Coordinator

Aubrey Barfield

Ms. Aubrey Barfield holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Child Development from Appalachian State University, and also possesses Infant/Toddler Montessori credentials.  Aubrey has many years of experience working with children in nursery, camp and private day care settings. With four children of her own, she knows the importance of providing childcare for parents coming to Genesis wishing to “fill their cups” and participate in any and all church activities.  Want to find out more about our Child and/or Nursery…
Preschool Director

Jeannie DeLeo

Jeannie DeLeo is the director of Genesis Christian Preschool. Jeannie’s daughter and son previously attended Genesis Christian Preschool. She is a former teacher and assistant director of the school. Jeannie grew up in Chesapeake, VA and has lived in North Carolina the past 17 years. Jeannie and her husband have a daughter in college, a son in high school, and two dogs. Here are some interesting facts about Jeannie: