Sheila Weber is the co-founder of the New York Fellowship. Sheila has been a guest on more than 500 radio and TV programs as spokesperson for a variety of causes.
A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Sheila has worked as a U.S. Senate press aide, a staff writer at "McCall's" magazine, an actress and media spokesperson for the JESUS film project (with 850 language translations and more than 6 million views, now the most widely seen film in history), solo vocalist, and director of public relations for a large international rehabilitation facility. Sheila has an honors degree in Journalism and Economics from American University, and was a President's Scholar for her Masters in Management (public policy focus) from New York University.
Sheila was director of many public relations and communications endeavors - The Bible Literacy Project, launching the first legal public high-school textbook for academic study of the Bible (highly lauded by national media, covering how the Bible has influenced art, literature, and history--now used in 43 states and more than 650 schools), and THE BETTER HOUR; a documentary film (on national public television in 2007) about William Wilberforce, the parliamentarian who led the 1807 end of the British slave trade. Sheila attained prestige media coverage (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, USA Today) for several think-tank organizations and national scholarly reports.
In 2010, Sheila was the founder of a new collaborative effort to celebrate National Marriage Week USA (Feb. 7-14) to strengthen marriage and reduce divorce rates, for which she has published many national commentaries and been featured on national TV news.
She served several terms on the Vestry of Calvary-St. George's Church, a dual parish, located on NYC’s historic Gramercy and Stuyvesant Parks, as well as on the Vestry of the Memorial Church of All Angels in Twilight Park, NY. She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Bible Society of N.Y.
Sheila has been vitally instrumental in supervising and managing The New York Fellowship, which for some 40 years served a hospitality ministry of fellowship, outreach events, dinner gatherings, overnight guests, and hosting travelers from around the world, through the New York Fellowship hospitality house in midtown Manhattan. She and B.J. raised their son and daughter in midtown Manhattan, both of whom are married with children; and their greatest joy became their seven grandchildren, three in New York, and four in Austin, TX. It is with the most profound sadness that Sheila lost her husband, B.J., who passed away on their 42nd wedding anniversary, August 2nd, 2022. Sheila will continue running the New York Fellowship as it transitions in strategy and service in the years ahead.
Sheila is the co-author and editor of a collection of stories written by leaders, sports figures, and best-selling authors about her husband’s 40 years of service in New York City.
Aside from her husband’s legacy, Sheila’s personal professional impact was featured in this national article.