First Lady Sheila S. Woodhouse
First Lady Sheila S. Woodhouse is a native of Eastern Shore, VA. She is a 1976 graduate of Central High School, Painter, VA where she graduated 12th in her class. She attended Eastern Shore Community College where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science.
After graduation for college, Sister Woodhouse followed her childhood desire to help the less fortunate, and began her career in Human Services. Over the years she has held numerous positions, and currently, she is the Benefits Program Supervisor for the City of Norfolk. Sister Woodhouse desires to help others shine through her job performance where she is currently employed. As of August 29, 2014, First Lady Woodhouse is also employed part-time by Hampton Department of Social Services upon the request of the Director of Hampton Department of Social Services.
First Lady Woodhouse serves in many organizations throughout the region such as: Minister Wives/Minister Widows Alliance of Tidewater (Financial Secretary), Minister Wives/Minister Widows of Virginia (Executive Board-Auditor), Tidewater Peninsula Baptist Association (Executive Board- Recording Secretary), and Benefits Program Regional Organization (BPRO).
Sister Woodhouse comes from a very large family of 17 brothers and sisters. In June 1986 she met her husband Rev. Dr. Reginald C. Woodhouse at Norfolk State University. They have been married for 28 years since December 1986. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
First Lady Woodhouse centers her life on the Word of God and often finds encouragement from these words spoken by Mother Teresa, “The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you have anyway.”