Our Waldheim UMC staff exists to serve God, you, and the church.  We love what we do, and we want to help you in your efforts to be involved in our faith community and to grow in Christ.  Please feel free to contact us on our Contact Us page, or you send us a personal email to the listed addresses below.

Reverend Reyn Sewell, Pastor

Reyn began serving Waldheim in July of 2017.  He came to us from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.  Reyn is passionate about creating space for discipleship to happen and believes the presence of Christ is experienced in the midst of community.  He enjoys empowering people to serve God through their own unique gifts and abilities and encourages Christians to live their faith outside the church building.  Reyn is married to Brittany, who is a speech therapist for St. Tammany Parish School Board.  They currently live in Covington, La.  To contact Reverend Sewell directly, please send your email to

Janine Pierce, Waldheim Youth Ministry Leader   

Janine leads the Waldheim Legacy Youth Group (Jr. high through Sr. high).  Janine has 10 years of youth ministry experience and has seen youth be elevated, inspired, challenged and meet Jesus in a whole new way!  Janine feels it’s her calling to love, nurture, and support our pre-teens while inspiring them to be the hands and feet of Christ and be World Changers!  Janine is full time pediatric Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital and has been been with them for the last 21 years.

Janine is married to her soul mate, Thomas Pierce, they have 4 children and a beautiful grand-daughter who they love dearly!  Janine is also a dog lover and has a Labrador Retriever and two chi-weenies.  Janine and her husband currently live in Bush, Louisiana.  To contact Janine directly about Waldheim’s Youth Legacy Group, please send your email to

Heather Putnam, Waldheim Music Ministry Leader

Heather leads our Waldheim Music Team and is very passionate about providing a powerful music experience for our congregation and visitors.  Heather grew up in Calcutta, India, where she attended the Calcutta School of Music, an affiliate of the London Royal Schools of Music.  Heather graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature concurrent with a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance.  She completed further studies with the Royal Schools of Music, London and received her Master’s in the U.S.  Heather teaches piano and voice at the studio, and leads the Tunes Together and Tot’s-N-Tunes classes at Northlake Academy. She feels so blessed to be part of a loving and nurturing environment of students and fellow teachers.  She and her husband, Byron, have six lovely children, all of whom are grown.  As a family they have loved sharing their musical gifts with the community.