Meet our Staff and Pastors at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Director of Christian Education
Traditional Music Director
Sheila Pruehs has been playing the organ for churches since she was 14 years old. Over the years, she has played for Episcopalian and Methodist congregations and now has the joy of working at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Sheila is from the Northwest originally, where she grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. After graduating from High School, she attended Walla Walla College as a Piano Performance major. This is where she met her husband, Ritchie, and they have been married for 42 years. Her husband became a minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and pastored in Idaho, Washington, and Texas for a combination of 30 years. In 2009 they moved to Southern California, where they both went back to school. Ritchie finished a second graduate degree, this time in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sheila finished her college degree in 2012 at California State University San Bernardino with a major in Psychology and a minor in Music. She has been teaching piano and Kindermusik for over 30 years. Ritchie is a psycho-therapist at Roots Counseling Center in Chattanooga.
Ritchie is a vocalist and violinist, and they share a common interest in music. Their two children, Shastin Rains and Brooks Pruehs are also very musical and lead contemporary worship at their church. Sheila and Ritchie have four grandchildren.
Contemporary Music Leader