Born and raised in South Africa, Pastor Heidi Punt accepted the call to serve in the USA about 15 years ago and began her ministry in Illinois. In 2013, God lead her and her family to North Carolina, where her husband was called to serve Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman and her two younger children entered Junior High and High School, while her oldest daughter remained behind to finish college in Illinois. By March 2014, she accepted the call to serve Christ United Lutheran Church.

Her passion for Mission and desire to bring God’s Word to all generations in a tangible and joy-filled manner made her a dynamic force in our midst. The congregation has grown in discipleship and membership, biblical literacy and social outreach.

She completed all her formal studies in South Africa and majored in Missiology and New Testament Studies at UNISA and the Lutheran House of Studies.