Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Pastor Craig Ham

Pastor Craig Ham joined Genesis UMC in July 2008. His philosophy of ministry is equipping and growing a church that makes disciples. Craig is excited to be in Cary and is blessed by all the wonderful ministries at Genesis. “I am extremely appreciative of the wonderful staff Genesis has and I am blessed to be able to serve with them in service to the King.” Craig is married and he and his wife have one daughter.  Below you will find…
Administrative Assistant

Pam Fowler

Pam Fowler joined Genesis UMC in August 2019 as the Administrative Assistant in the Church Office.  She previously worked as the Assistant Director for Genesis Christian Preschool for a few years.  Pam was born and raised in the Amazon jungle of Peru, South America where her parents were life-long missionaries.  Pam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is married and has three children and three step-children. Favorite Scripture:  Favorite Hymn:  “Because He Lives” Favorite Place:  the…
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…
Associate Director, Music Ministries

Kerby Baier

Kerby Baier joined the Genesis music staff in January 2020 as Associate Director of Music Ministries.  She comes with a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  Kerby has grown up in the contemporary church setting making her very comfortable in the worship style.  We are excited to bring on her youthful spirit as she brings her experiences, thoughts and talents to ALIVE@9.

Luke Sain

Luke Sain joined Genesis as the pianist in June 2019. He graduated from NC State where he studied Math Education, and then married his wife, Nancy, soon after. They moved to Cary and found Genesis as their church home. Luke has been playing piano in church from a young age and enjoys sharing his gift as a way to praise God. He also works part time as a flight instructor at Raleigh Executive Jetport in Sanford and loves spending time…
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 taught Children’s Sunday School for the last 12 years – and loved it every minute.  She thinks teaching children about the Bible and how to pray is the most rewarding way of making disciples.…
Director of Youth Ministries

Michele Hundley

Michele joined the Genesis’ staff in 2006 as a part of the office staff. She moved to the finance office in 2008. In the fall of 2010, Michele stepped up to help out in Youth Ministries as a volunteer and has since taken the leader position for this ministry area. Michele has a MS degree from Radford University in Counseling Psychology. She is married and has 2 children. Though she “pays the bills” for the church, her passion is discipling…
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 joined the Genesis family in 2001 and became part of the church staff in 2005.  Kim graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.  Kim is now serving in her areas of passion as the director of Congregational Care and Communications. Favorite Bible verse: Favorite Hobby:  Playing with my Granddaughter Favorite Sports team: Seattle Seahawks! Favorite Foods:  Chocolate, Salmon Favorite Vacation spot:  Beaches and Mountains 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your…
Financial Secretary

Erica Mackey

Erica Mackey joined Genesis UMC in  September of 2017. She received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. and second Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. She has been involved with non-profit organizations as an accountant.  She is married and has two children. Favorite Bible verse: Favorite Sports team: Seminoles! Favorite Foods:  pecan pie, seafood, steak Favorite Vacation spot: Lake Tahoe, CA 13 I can do all things…
Director of Genesis Christian Preschool

Marilyn Yoder

Marilyn Yoder, our Genesis Christian Preschool Director, is an active member at White Plains United Methodist Church.  Marilyn taught the 4-day 4-year-old program from 2005 until 2009, at which time she assumed the Director position. Marilyn has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Business Management from the University Of Mount Olive as well as an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has numerous Continuing Education Credits.  She continues to foster her love for learning by taking advantage of the…
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…