Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne Sandheinrich have been attending St. Gerard Majella in Kirkwood, MO since 2010. Since the church had so many children and they were welcomed with open arms, they wanted to give back right away!
It all started with coaching a 2nd grade boys soccer team. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne coached the team for 3 years, and had tons of fun with them. During their second year of coaching, they were asked to start coaching a Lou Fusz girls team. They have been coaching the girls since 2012. They started with a brand new team and have worked their way up to the top division of the age group. This team plays all year round, practices twice a week, and plays games on the weekends. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne especially love taking out of town tournament trips with their team. Soccer has been a huge part of their lives, and it continues to be today.
Dr. Ryan and Dr.Jeanne are also involved in other groups and activities within their Kirkwood church. Being a part of their church community is incredibly fulfilling for them. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne’s other involvements include: volunteering with the youth group, volunteering at fish fries, participating in the Men’s Club and tree lot, Marian Guild, auction committee, Parents of Little Spirits. They also started M.O.M.( Moms Of Majella); which brings a gift from the parish to newly born babies, and their moms.
At St. Gerard, Dr. Jeanne loves to hang out with the youth group. She has been involved in the Luke 18 retreat weekend since 2014. She helps guide high school students, that will be putting on the retreat for the 7th graders of the parish. Dr. Jeanne really enjoys this because it is amazing to see the strong faith in these young people.
Dr. Jeanne is involved in a group called MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), where she meets other faith based mothers. She has given various talks to the group about wellness and nutrition.
Education in the Community
Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne give wellness talks to various community groups. These groups range from moms groups, to church groups, to business groups. They often host classes at their office in Kirkwood too. Some of the topics include: Nutrition, Home Remedies, How to Raise a Healthy Family, The Power of the Nervous System, Stress Relief, and various other topics. Both doctors love to share their knowledge, and get the information out to as many people as possible. These classes are a fantastic resource to the Kirkwood and St. Louis community members. So feel free to come on by!