Shelia J. Prellwitz
Trinity Kids lost one of our most faithful volunteers in 2014. Shelia Prellwitz devoted her life to serving children every day of the year. Monday thru Friday, Shelia could be found at one of several Children’s Courtyards in the DFW area. As director, she not only oversaw the safety of the children, but provided love and moral support to any parent who needed a little guidance or encouragement. On Sundays, she could be found in the Children’s Ministry at Fielder Church, where she served faithfully for many years. Being a wife, mother and grandmother were by far the highlight of her life.
Shelia not only spent her weekdays and weekends with children and family, but she chose to spend her vacation with them. For the past 17 years, Shelia had faithfully served Trinity Kids by participating at our Royal Family KIDS camp. She served as a camp guide to two little girls at each camp for several years and then stepped up to serve as the Dean of Women. She helped the camp guides navigate the hot summer days with all the emotions that can be experienced at camp. And she did it with humility, graciousness, kindness, empathy, and calmness with God’s guidance through His Word.
Shelia was part of the vision to reach more children when Trinity Kids, Inc. was founded in 2002 and served faithfully as a board member since its inception.
Shelia walking with three campers.
On July 28, 2014, Shelia passed away suddenly just a few days after coming back from serving a week at camp. We are all saddened by the loss of such a dedicated friend and volunteer. In memory, the board of directors for Trinity Kids voted to honor Shelia by renaming the Week at Camp Scholarship to the Shelia Prellwitz Camp Scholarship.
In addition, the tournament committee for the Links Fore Kids charity golf events voted to honor Shelia each year with the Shelia Prellwitz Biggest Heart Award. This award is presented to the individual tournament participant who raises the most money for the Links Fore Kids golf event each year.
Shelia faithfully loved and supported each person who crossed her path. She followed God’s will for her life and believed Royal Family KIDS camp and Trinity Kids were a place God had called her to serve. She is truly part of the HEART of Trinity Kids.