Heidi Punt

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Pastor Heidi Punt is a native of South Africa. She attended the University of South Africa where she earned a Bachelor of Theology majoring in New Testament Studies and Missiology. She attended the Lutheran House of Studies in Pietermartizburg (RSA) where she earned an MDIV equivalent. She has additional studies at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

She is married to Pastor Dieter Punt and they have three children. Angelique is living in Botswana, Nadia is a student at Appalachian State University, and Michael is currently enrolled at Mitchel Community College working toward transfer to NC State University.

She was granted citizenship in summer 2019.

Genevieve Baker

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Staff Support Specialist

Genevieve Baker is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Baker. The Baker Family moved to Salisbury when her father retired from the Navy. She was two years old. Genevieve grew up in Rowan County and graduated from East Rowan High School and Catawba College. After Catawba she attended Meredith College focusing on a Master’s Degree in Paralegal. Genevieve soon realized after working for two lawyers God had a different path for her to work in the ministry utilizing her computer skills and love for God.

In 2001 Genevieve became the Church Secretary at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, where she had attended since childhood. After 19 years of service to St. Paul’s she changed jobs beginning in January 2020 at Union Lutheran Church in the new Staff Support position.

Genevieve invites you to call, email, and/or visit her in the church office between 10:a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. You can reach her by email ( or phone (704) 636-5092.

Phil Cauble

Phil Cauble


Phil Cauble is a long-time member of Union Lutheran Church. Educated in Rowan County schools, retired as a logistics manager and production manager in the meat industries. Phil is the president of the GARS (Golf Association of Rufty Holmes Senior Center). He loves playing golf and is a member of YMCA. Phil is married to Linda, and they have five children and 11 grandchildren.